Aston Villa only appointed him as manager this week…
Tim Sherwood has made an impact as Aston Villa manager before he has even been unveiled as the new boss, reports the Guardian.
The former Tottenham manager apparently went down to the dressing room to talk to the Villains team after they had played terribly in the first half of their match against Leicester City. Scott Marshall was supposed to be in charge of the side for the match, but the 46-year-old couldn’t stay in his seat after seeing the abject first period.
Marshall said of the half time talk, “He came in there and made a few points to the lads, little bits and pieces for everyone really, and I thought the boys delivered that in the second half and were very good. I put across my points and then [Tim] had a little bit of input after that.”
He added, “There was a lot of individual detail there, there wasn’t one big sweeping statement. It was good information. There’s a football knowledge there that comes with a lifetime in the game.”
With Villa currently in the Premier League relegation zone, the former Blackburn Rovers player will need plenty more of these moments in order to improve their season.
The Midlands side went on to win the FA Cup fifth round match 2-1, with goals from both Leandro Bacuna and January signing Scott Sinclair. This has added to the pressure on Sherwood’s opposite number Nigel Pearson. The defeat has followed a week in which it was wrongly reported that he had been sacked by several major newspapers.