Not a great end to the month there
CONFIRMED: Sherwood to stay on as Villa boss
Tim Sherwood has confirmed that new chairman Graham Taylor has allowed him to keep his job for the foreseeable future.
The Aston Villa boss admitted he was worried for his future at the club when news of Taylor's plans to replace him surfaced. Ian Holloway was expected to join The Villains as their new manager but the former Blackpool boss was never contacted by Taylor.
"I've got exciting plans for this club," Taylor began. "I am really pleased to have taken over from Randy and I can't wait to get started.
It's true that I was considering Ian as a replacement for Tim. This wasn't anything to do with how Tim is doing his job, because I think he's doing brilliantly. My reasoning behind it was that I simply wanted a fresh start for the club.
But the support Tim has had from the existing board members, staff, players and fans has been incredible. I'm very impressed with the rapport he's built with everyone in such a short space of time and that's really convinced me that he is the man to lead this club."
Sherwood signed a new three year contract at Villa Park back in December and is pleased to be able to continue with his work with the club.
"I'll confess that Graham's arrival had me very nervous about my future. But I think he's seen that we're doing a lot better than we were last season and decided to keep me on.
I am really, really excited about what this club can achieve in the future and I'm pleased that I've been allowed to oversee the continued development of Aston Villa."