Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood has blasted managers linking themselves with his job whilst he remains Spurs boss

Tim Sherwood points the way forward as Spurs beat Stoke City on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

Tim Sherwood points the way forward as Spurs beat Stoke City on Saturday. Picture: Action Images

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Under-fire Spurs boss Tim Sherwood says it is not "right" that other managers are linking themselves with the White Hart Lane hotseat.

The 45-year-old was promoted from the club's academy in December to replace the sacked Andre Villas-Boas, but has found himself under increasing pressure following a strong start.

Sherwood has overseen 13 wins, nine defeats and four draws from his 26 matches in charge and is expected to be replaced by Danile Levy in the summer.

However, Sherwood has hit out at those linking themselves with his job.

"Every press conference I do it's 'this manager's coming in, [Louis] Van Gaal, then [Glenn] Hoddle, this one and that one'," Sherwood told Sky Sports.

"Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job. I don't think that's right.

Sherwood continued: "It's something that doesn't sit well with me. If anyone ever asks me about another job I just tell them that they've got another manager.

"Until they haven't got a manager and until I haven't got a job, say nothing."

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is the latest to be linked with the Tottenham job, with the Argentine as short as 2/1 with one bookmaker to succeed Sherwood.

And, despite being awarded an 18-month contract as head coach at the end of 2013, Sherwood concedes he is only a short-term measure.

"It's always about me keeping the seat warm for someone else. I am [doing that], but the seat is getting quite hot."

"I've done all right, you know, it's been hard," added Sherwood.

"I've had to keep my discipline, I suppose, and my dignity, pride and just get on with the job.

"That's all I've tried to do. It is an honour to manage this football club and long may it continue."

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