Tim Sherwood will be sacked as Aston Villa manager if he does not win one of his next two games, according to reports.
Both John Percy and Neil Moxley, both very trustworthy when it comes to Aston Villa news, make the same claim that Sherwood is struggling to save his job. Villa have not won in the league since the opening day.
Sherwood has reacted to his side’s dismal start to the season with various war cries, but the growing suspicion is that his management style is far more suited to an immediate impact than a long-term project.
Having never before been in charge of a pre-season, Sherwood admitted that his players were lacking fitness.
Just seven months after taking charge at Villa Park, Sherwood has now been told that he must win one of his next two matches in charge in order to avoid the sack.
Villa go to Stamford Bridge next Saturday before a home game against Swansea. Even if Sherwood makes it through those two games, their next four opponents are Southampton, Tottenham, Manchester City and Everton.
In the Daily Mirror, Moxley writes that Brendan Rodgers would be high on Randy Lerner’s shortlist. We’d be more surprised if he wasn’t wanted by Villa, but can’t help thinking Rodgers has grander ambitions than that.