Lee Hendrie: Sherwood should appoint Glenn Hoddle as assistant

Glenn Hoddle

Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie says new Villa boss Tim Sherwood should appoint Glenn Hoddle as his assistant.

After sacking manager Paul Lambert on Wednesday, Aston Villa moved swiftly to name his replacement - Tim Sherwood.

Lambert left Villa Park this week after a terrible run of results, which had seen the club go without a win in ten games, plunging them into the relegation zone.

Sherwood, 46, now arrives after nine months out of management following his exit from Tottenham Hotspur back in May 2014, and is charged with a difficult challenge.

Sherwood has little experience having only been a manager for six months at Spurs, and ex-Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie told Sky Sports that he should appoint former England boss Glenn Hoddle as his assistant at Villa Park.

"It would be great to see someone like Hoddle, who’s been there and done it," said Hendrie. "He has got the experience and can give him some guidance.

"Someone like him would be fantastic. He [Sherwood] will need someone who’s been there and done it I think," he added.

Hoddle was recently advising Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers, but left the club when Redknapp resigned, meaning he is now a free agent.

That would leave him available to join Villa in what would be a wise appointment for Sherwood, given Hoddle's great experience across managerial posts with Swindon, Chelsea, England, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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