Tottenham’s manager Tim Sherwood has said that the club needs to finish in the top four this season or he will face the wrath of chairman Daniel Levy, who is known as one of the hardest negotiators in football. The club invested in excess of £ 100 million on several new players in the summer. However, manager Andre Villas-Boas did not even see Christmas with his new team after he was sacked following a run of poor results. The club has made it a priority to finish in the top four, which will provide them with Champions League football next season.
Tottenham have been involved in the Champions League only once in their history. Due to the absence of this prestigious tournament, they are unable to keep their stars for much longer. The departure of Gareth Bale is believed to have been the cause of this factor. The Welshman was sold to Manchester United for £86 million. Spurs reinvested the whole amount along with money of their own in order to bring in players like Roberto Soldado and Paulinho.
However, the club never got going Andre Villas-Boas this season after only managed to miss out on the top four last season. Bale was an influential figure, but Villas-Boas have to change the entire formation due to his departure.
“It’s been good. We know there are going to be tougher tests ahead, but it’s been a good start for me. If the season were to end tomorrow I don’t think the chairman would be too happy because we are fifth. The final league position has to meet the expectation of the club otherwise it’s ‘goodbye Charlie’. The club needs to finish in fourth place, we want to finish in fourth place,” said Sherwood, who has five wins in his six matches as the Tottenham manager.