Spurs trimmed for top four

  • Last Updated: December 23 2013, 23:41 GMT

Tottenham were trimmed for a top-four finish with some bookies after Tim Sherwood's appointment as head coach on Monday night.

Sherwood: Appointed Spurs head coach
Sherwood: Appointed Spurs head coach

Sherwood was among the frontrunners for the job after being named interim manager of the north London club following the sacking of Andre-Villas Boas last week.

In the wake of Sunday's 3-2 win at Southampton, the Spurs board have decided to give the 44-year-old a crack at the big time until the end of the 2014/15 season.

William Hill make them 7/2 to finish in a top-four position while they are 4/9 to finish fifth, sixth or seventh and 4/1 to win a piece of silverware this season.

The firm make Sherwood 1/6 to still be in charge of Tottenham come the final day of this season

A drab goalless draw between Chelsea and Arsenal hardly harmed their top-four aspirations either in what has become a congested Premier League table, which is headed by Liverpool on goal difference from the Gunners.

Manchester City are favourites at no bigger than 6/5 with Boylesports while Chelsea (9/2), Arsenal (5/1) and Liverpool (11/2) are next in the running.