With only one win from eight Premier League games in 2015-16, the media are starting to carry the ‘two games to go’ content when it comes to manager Tim Sherwood’s future.
The speculation has been growing following our run of six defeats so far this year, and going into the international break on the back of yet another loss – this time Stoke City – it has now come to a head in the press.
The Cisneros Times (Mirror) are today carrying an article from Neil Moxley saying that Sherwood has been told that he must win one of the next two matches we face – Chelsea and Swansea City – or the axe will fall.
The message has come from Tom Fox apparently with him starting to get jumpy about a possible relegation on his CV and of course we get linked to Randy getting jumpy about losing out on television money.
Apparently Sherwood will not get the grace period that Paul Lambert did, so his future is said to be on the cards after only seven odd months in charge.
With Liverpool showing Brendan Rodgers the door – he has been mentioned as a favourite for the job should we pull the plug ourselves – and with director of recruitment Paddy Reilly finding his name in the press now on a regular basis when it comes to our summer recruitment and lack of many if any hitting the ground running, the Rodgers speculation gets some flesh because he worked with him at Liverpool apparently.
Whether there has been a nudge, nudge, wink, wink for the article or whether Moxley is simply thinking along the same lines as many and is just building on what isn’t a stable period for the club again and with our form, obvious concern behind the scenes – with more emphasis being placed on the Swansea result on home soil – the answer will reveal itself in a few weeks.
The current site poll asks:
It will all click and be fine – 9%
Not going to work out – 49%
Give him til end Nov then look again – 20%
Give him til end of Dec then look again – 5%
No idea anymore, Villa confuse me! – 17%
I’ll run that until mid next week so peeps taking a break during the international window have chance to register their own choice before wrapping it up.
Confidence is not high among the faithful at the moment – well it wouldn’t be having failed to win in the league since the opening day against Bournemouth!
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