Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood might find his job under immense scrutiny following another Derby defeat against West Ham United. 

Tottenham Hotspur were within two wins of equaling their highest ever points tally in a Premier League campaign when they headed to Upton Park for their London Derby with West Ham United. The Spurs were coming into this game, after some good performances last month which saw manager Tim Sherwood being nominated for Barclay’s Manager of the Month award. But this defeat can prove out to be the final nail in his coffin as the damage control efforts are derailed yet again.

Their revival in fortunes after the Liverpool defeat raised the hopes of Tim Sherwood retaining his managerial post eventhough voices were raised elsewhere for the possible managerial vacancy in summer. To his credit Tim Sherwood tried to knock out the people casting their eyes on the White Hart Lane job with straight forward comments. The incumbent managed to tackle the threat posed by Luis Van Gaal and Glen Hoddle fairly well and the managerial turnaround in Manchester United gave him further hope that he might stand a chance to last the battle.

Ajax manager Frank De Boer was another candidate to take over the managerial hot seat at Tottenham Hotspur. Recently in an interview, Frank De Boer had claimed that Ajax received a formal enquiry from Spurs. He also said that he is willing to listen Tottenham’s offer and is ready to talk with the North London side.

As expected this incident also didn’t go down well with current Tottenham Hotspur Manager Tim Sherwood who responded by saying that it is a ‘dog eat dog’ struggle to stay in charge at Spurs. Tim Sherwood admitted that he has been unsettled by the ongoing rumours eventhough Spurs came out to deny any approaches for a new manager. At the end of the season Tim Sherwood is set to meet Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to discuss the future of the club, as the speculation is mounting with each passing week.

Tim Sherwood is confused with the latest developments and these quotes explains it in the best way.

“But when Ajax came out and said they were approached then Tottenham came out on top of that to say they weren’t, then obviously it didn’t sit well.”

A victory against West Ham United could have helped Tim Sherwood to steady his case. Emmanuel Adebayor spoiled a well worked out chance to take an early lead and since then everything fell astray for Tottenham. As the game progressed, West Ham got into better positions and Younes Kaboul’s dismissal made it easy for them. Tim Sherwood and his boys looked clueless against the Aerial Dominance of Andy Carroll and co.

This was an embarrassing performance and the North London sides third defeat this season against Sam Allardyce men. Tim Sherwood had berated the lack of character in the team earlier during his reign. His inability to turn things around will be a big hindrance to his ambitions of holding on to the job. With Frank De Boer and Mauricio Pochettino casting eyes on the Tottenham job, it remains to be seen how long Daniel Levy takes to pull the trigger.