Aston Villa have fired manager Tim Sherwood after a terrible start to the 2015-16 season that has the club deep in the relegation zone.
The club released an official statement thanking Sherwood for his contributions to the team, but stating that a change needed to be made. Several members of Sherwood’s coaching staff were fired as well.
The club announced that assistant manager Kevin MacDonald will take over as interim manager until a permanent one is found. MacDonald previously served as caretaker manager in 2010.
The decision to fire Sherwood came less than 24 hours after the club lost 2-1 to Swansea City at home, their sixth consecutive loss. As it stands, Villa have only four points from 10 fixtures and are 19th on the table.
Sherwood was hired in February 2015 to replace Paul Lambert and helped end the club’s three-month winless run. With Christian Benteke leading the attack, Aston Villa claimed 16 points with the former Spurs boss at the helm to stave off relegation.
Villa also toppled West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool in the FA Cup, before losing 4-0 to Arsenal in the final.
Sherwood’s final record at Aston Villa was 10-2-16 in all competitions.
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