Aston Villa part company with Tim Sherwood

The Midlands club picked up just four points from ten games this season.

Tim Sherwood is looking for a new job.
Tim Sherwood is looking for a new job.
Image: Nick Potts

TIM SHERWOOD IS no longer manager of Aston Villa.

In a statement issued by the club this afternoon, Villa say the results on the pitch “were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative.

“However, the club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Tim for all his efforts during a difficult period last season and for the many positive contributions he has made to the entire football setup during his time with the club.

“We wish him well in the future.”

Sherwood took over as Villa boss in February of this year following the departure of Paul Lambert. The former Spurs boss did not get off to the best of starts, losing his first two games in charge to Stoke and Newcastle.

However, he eventually turned Villa’s fortunes around and added an FA Cup final appearance — where they lost 4-0 to Arsenal — to Premier League survival.

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Despite bringing in 12 new players in the summer, reportedly spending over £50 million in the process, Sherwood’s side have managed to pick up just four points from a possible 30 this season, their last league win coming against Bournemouth on the opening day.

Assistant manager Ray Wilkins, first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady have also left the club with Kevin MacDonald taking over as manager in the interim.

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