Tim Sherwood Statement Goodbye
It lasted a mere six-months, but Tim Sherwood’s role as Aston Villa was perhaps more memorable than the longer reigns of the previous three Villa managers. MOMS always considered Sherwood a manager more for the short-term and to his credit with the fabulous FA Cup semi-final win against Liverpool at Wembley, he gave Villa supporters one of their best memories of recent times and a glimpse of what Villa the club should be doing.
It was the long-term that Sherwood fell down, but it’s hard to figure out how a man who could mastermind the confident league victories against Everton, West Ham, Spurs, WBA and Sunderland, that saved the club from relegation last season, suddenly seemed to flap with his tactics and team selections when the season started afresh.
The 46-year-old is now £2million better off for his brief Villa adventure. The payoff package reflects his yearly salary and will only be reduced if he lands another roll before October 2016. Sherwood will no doubt enjoy his new wealth, pop up as a pundit, and use the time to finish his UEFA Pro Licence coaching qualifications.
Today, the departing Villa boss issued this generic statement, stating his disappointment of having his time at Villa cut short.
Tim Sherwood Statement
“I am very disappointed that I will not be able to carry on in my role as manager of Aston Villa.
“I knew when I took on the role that it would be a big challenge, but it proved to be one I greatly enjoyed and I know I have learned a lot from this experience.
“Obviously, the initial priority was to stay in the Premier League, but beating Liverpool in the FA Cup semi at Wembley and then leading the team out for the Final was an achievement and experience that I will treasure for the rest of my career.
“I’d like to thank my coaching staff and the staff throughout the club for their dedication, the Villa fans for their passionate support and the players, who gave everything during my time at the club.
“I wish the club all the best for the rest of the season and indeed for the future.”
We wish Sherwood well and are sorry it didn’t quite work out.