Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has brushed off suggestions that Saturday’s game against Swansea could be his last if his side don’t win.
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Sherwood was speaking to the assembled media, as reported by Sky Sports, and discussed the growing doubts over his future at Villa Park.
The club continue to languish in the relegation zone after nine games having picked up just four points so far this season.
A win this weekend would possibly take them out of the bottom three depending on Newcastle’s result against Sunderland on Sunday, but there is mounting pressure on the former Tottenham boss to turn things around.
In turn, that has led to suggestions that he could be replaced, as reported by The Guardian, but Sherwood remains defiant and confident that he can inspire his squad to better results.
Things had looked positive for both the 46-year-old and the club after their opening-day win over Bournemouth which built on their FA Cup final appearance last season as well their escape from relegation after Sherwood took charge.
However, they have been unable to extend that momentum and the club may well be forced to consider their options if results don’t improve quickly as they show signs of being relegation candidates.