Tottenham: Sherwood unfazed by Pochettino rumours

Tim Sherwood Tottenham boss

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Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has laughed off speculation suggesting Mauricio Pochettino could leave Southampton at the end of the season and replace him.

The future of Pochettino at St Mary’s has been called into question this week since it was confirmed Saints chairman Nicola Cortese had resigned from the club.

The former Espanyol boss had previously suggested he would quit if ally Cortese left, but then revealed on Friday that he would stay on as Southampton boss until at least the end of the season.

That hasn’t prevented Pochettino being linked with a move to White Hart Lane in the summer, despite Sherwood having only lost once since he inherited the manager’s job from Andre Villas-Boas.

The English coach penned an 18-month contract in December and looks to be getting Spurs back on track after their difficult start to the season.

Sherwood has dismissed the notion he will be replaced in a few months and is confident he will keep his job by meeting Tottenham’s high expectations this season.

“I didn’t know about that. Am I being linked with the Southampton job?” said Sherwood.

“The expectation at this club is far greater than they have at Southampton.

“If Andros Townsend was at Southampton he would not have had nine loans – he would have had his development through the leagues there like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott did. That is the market they are in.

“If the results meet the expectation of the club, I will still be here. If they don’t, I won’t be.”

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