Report: Ex-Tottenham midfielder poised to join Sherwood's coaching staff at Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood is reportedly set to appoint Mark Robson to his coaching staff at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa presented new manager Tim Sherwood to the media today, with the former Tottenham boss conducting his first press conference since arriving on Saturday.

Sherwood, 46, is back in football after nine months out of a job, taking over from Paul Lambert at Villa Park after the Scot was sacked last week.

The former Blackburn midfielder is now charged with the task of keeping Villa in the top flight, with Lambert leaving the club in the Premier League relegation zone.

He will now undergo the task of assembling a coaching team around him, having confirmed that caretaker manager Scott Marshall has left the club following Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup win over Leicester City.

An assistant manager has yet to be appointed, but reports from the Birmingham Mail suggest that Sherwood is poised to bring in Mark Robson as his first team coach.

Robson, 45, may be a familiar name to Tottenham and West Ham fans having played for both clubs as a midfielder in the 1980's and 1990's.

As a coach, Robson is best known for serving as joint-manager of Barnet alongside Edgar Davids, and recently left Norwich City after Neil Adams was sacked at Carrow Road.

The Birmingham Mail believe that Sherwood rates Robson highly and is a big fan of his work, hence his desire to bring him to Villa Park.

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