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The news we've all been waiting for has finally come, Tim Sherwood is back in football.

However, this time he's not managed to bag himself a top job, and instead has turned up at League One side Swindon Town to become their new Director of Football.

The 47-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Aston Villa just over a year ago, and had been linked with the vacant manager's post at Queens Park Rangers this week following the dismissal of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

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But things haven't worked out that way, and Sherwood has been brought in by the Robins to act as support for rookie boss Luke Williams, who is in his first job as a manager, according to the Daily Mirror.

As it stands, Swindon currently sit in 21st place in the League One table, and the club made the announcement via their official Twitter channel, but so far the reaction has been, well...kind of funny.

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Known for his bolshy interview style and unbelievable self-confidence, a number of Twitter users are delighted to see him back in the game while making fun of his former track record.

Sherwood was at one point a respected youth coach at Tottenham, bringing up several of their current stars like Harry Kane before being handed first team duties on a temporary basis in December 2013.

Win ratio second to none

And despite performing well while in charge of Spurs, earning him a win ratio of 50.0% he wasn't offered a longer deal, and led the club at the end of the season to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.

But he wasn't out of work for long, and made his return to the dugout in February 2014 when he took over the reigns at Aston Villa.

Villa struggled under Paul Lambert and Sherwood provided the bounce that saw them keep their Premier League status that season, and he even guided them to an FA Cup final, which they eventually lost to Arsenal.

However, things weren't rosy for long and he was dismissed in October 2015 following a run of 10 games without a win (six of which were defeats) and plunging Villa to 19th in the table.

But now he's back and ready for a new challenge, and you can see what Twitter users think about this news by scrolling below...

What???...

At least someone's feeling positive...

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