After Villa owner Randy Lerner decided to call it a day with Paul Lambert this week after losing 2-0 to Hull City in midweek. A string of poor results have left the club in the relegation zone with a terrible goal scoring record, notching only 12 goals in 25 games.
Tim Sherwood lost his first game in ‘interim’ charge of Spurs after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, in a Capital One game against rivals West Ham, but four days later masterminded a 3-2 win away at Southampton.
Solid Spurs record
Chairman Daniel Levy subsequently handed Sherwood an 18-month contract, and in his 22 games as manager of Spurs the former midfielder managed 13 wins, three draws and six losses.
The 46-year-old was praised by many for bringing youth into the team setup, with Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane being rewarded for their hard work and featuring heavily in the first team towards the latter stage of the season.
Sherwood does have less experience compared to the other managers around him in the spotlight regarding the job at Villa, but he's still in the frame. Even though he managed Spurs for just over half a season, he has all the credentials that the Midlands side are looking for.
His Spurs side played decent football and scored goals, which is something the Villains are in desperate need of with their dismal record in front of goal.
Sherwood knows the Premier League very well after being in the Spurs set up for over five years, and if Villa were to employ someone like Jurgen Klinsmann then it might take him time to settle in to life in England as a manager. Sherwood could hit the ground running due to his experience in the top division.
Klinsmann or Laudrup?
With experienced names like Klinsmann and Michael Laudrup being rumoured as two managers which could be in the running for the vacant job, Villa will be looking for a swift replacement as they are struggling and are low on confidence.
Only time will tell who gets the job, and I’m sure whoever gets it will do a great job as Lambert has left a side capable of mid-table or higher with some extremely talented players in the squad.