Tim Sherwood has been fired as the manager of Aston Villa. The club announced the decision on Sunday on the team’s website.
After nine league games without a win, Sherwood was let go of his duty as manager of the club. Villa’s only league win this season came on Opening Day when they got a 1-0 victory over newcomers Bournemouth.
Sherwood took over at Villa Park in February, but after only eight months in charge, the Villa board thought a change was needed and the 46-year-old manger was given his marching orders.
The club released the following statement on avfc.co.uk:
“Aston Villa Football Club has parted company with manager Tim Sherwood today.
The Board has monitored the performances closely all season and believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative.
However, the Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Tim for all his efforts during a difficult period last season and for the many positive contributions he has made to the entire football setup during his time with the Club. We wish him well in the future.
Assistant manager Ray Wilkins, first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady have also left with immediate effect and do so with our best wishes.
A search for a new manager has commenced and the squad will be managed in the interim by Kevin MacDonald.”
Villa sits at the bottom of the Premier League table with four points in 10 matches. Under Sherwood, Villa played 28 games and a record of 10 wins, six draws and 16 losses.