There is always an excuse for Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood, who has been in defence mode whenever asked about his future.
"If a club like Tottenham, which is a giant club, are relying on two or three games at the end of the season to know whether I'm good enough to take them forward," Sherwood said, per Charles Perrin at the Daily Express. "Then we've got a serious problem."
Sherwood's inconsistent managerial tendencies are a factor in him potentially being replaced by Ajax manager Frank de Boer, per Jeremy Wilson at the Telegraph.
He spoke about "foreign managers" not giving chances to younger players, per Paul Doyle at the Guardian, but central midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, 19, has lost his starting role to two make-shift central midfielders in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nacer Chadli.
The mounting unforced errors are a big red flag in Sherwood's ability to coach solid defence.
Aside from pass the ball to Spurs left attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen or centre-forward Emmanuel Adebayor, there isn't a noticeable game-plan going forward.