Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has insisted that he doesn’t feel his position is under threat despite speculation suggesting otherwise.
Speaking to the media, the Villa manager dismissed reports that he has two games to save his job but took responsibility for the club’s poor start to the campaign, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.
The former Tottenham boss had an immediate impact after his arrival at Villa Park in February, as he took the club to the FA Cup final as well as maintaining their Premier League status.
It appeared as though he was set to extend that into this season after an opening-day win over Bournemouth, but that early optimism has been lost as that victory remains Villa’s only win so far this campaign.
As a result, they have slipped into the relegation zone ahead of a meeting with reigning champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Sherwood insists that he is the man for the job, and is adamant that he will be able to achieve the club’s objective for this season, which is to avoid relegation and remain a Premier League outfit, as noted by the Birmingham Mail.
Villa sold both Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke during the summer, two players that were crucial to their previous level of success.
While a number of new faces arrived to replace them in the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Rudy Gestede, it has been a difficult process for them to settle which has been reflected in the results.
Nevertheless, Sherwood has not wavered in his faith in his squad, and he will be desperate to add to their four-point tally after eight games.