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Sherwood doesn't need top four to keep Spurs job

Tim Sherwood may escape the axe, even if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four.

The Mail on Sunday says his future does not depend on a top-four finish. Instead, it rests on the potential he shows in the hot-seat until the end of the season.

Sherwood, who takes his fifth-placed team to Norwich this afternoon, could finish no higher than in a Europa League place in May yet still start next season in charge at White Hart Lane.

A review will be carried out by the board this summer, based on how well they feel Sherwood has grown into his role.

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