The Spurs coach, who saw his side lose 1-0 to Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Sunday, acknowledges he is "always on trial."

Tim Sherwood has called for patience as Tottenham struggles to break into the top four, but believes he is the right man to take the club forward despite defeat to Arsenal and uncertainty surrounding his future.

Spurs were beaten 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Tomas Rosicky opened the scoring early and the Gunners picked up a hard-earned three points.

Qualification for the Champions League this season is looking increasingly difficult and Sherwood remains uncertain as to whether he will be in charge for the 2014-15 campaign.

"The building process has to start in preseason," Sherwood told BBC Sport. "Liverpool took a step back to move forward. It requires patience. Whether Spurs want to do that I don't know.