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Clear up my future now says Tim Sherwood

By Tim Allnut

TOTTENHAM 3, ASTON VILLA 0

Tim Sherwood insists he will not be shedding any tears if he is axed as Tottenham boss but believes it would be best for everyone if his future is resolved as soon as possible. Spurs ended the campaign in style as Paulinho's strike, a Nathan Baker own-goal and Emmanuel Adebayor's penalty sealed a comfortable win over Aston Villa which secured qualification for next season's Europa League.

Whether Sherwood will be still be in charge, however, is unknown with chairman Daniel Levy widely expected to make another managerial change this summer.

"We need to have a sit down and we need to have a chat, said Sherwood. "I've enjoyed it, it's been great, it's been an honour to manage this football club and long may it continue."

"If it is to be my last game, life goes on. There were no tears shed out there on the lap of honour.

"This club means a lot to me but if I'm not to continue here as manager I'll be somewhere else."

Levy included an end-of-season message to the fans in the matchday programme but chose not to mention Sherwood at all.

The Spurs chairman criticised the team's style of football this season, writing: "Even in games where we gained maximum points, our football was not always what we have come to expect and associate with our club."

Sherwood believes the comment was aimed at his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas and insists he has delivered what was asked of him in December.

"I've got a 59 per cent win ratio in the Premier League and I think if I had started the season in charge we'd be in the Champions League," Sherwood said.

"We'd scored 15 when I took the job and we've scored 40 goals since then."

He continued: "It'll be interesting to see how I've been judged and what I've been judged on.

"It can't be on results, can it? If I'm to leave it can't be on results."

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