ESPN report that former United States boss Bob Bradley could arrive at Aston Villa as their new director of football.
Sherwood was appointed as Paul Lambert's replacement last month, but has started his reign with two successive defeats to Stoke City and Newcastle United.
Villa are second from bottom in the Premier League and having lost seven games in a row, they are in real danger of slipping down to the Championship.
Tonight's clash with West Bromwich Albion could shape Villa's season, and the pressure is on Sherwood to turn things around quickly.
Whilst his appointment signaled a change for Villa, they are still looking for ways to revolutionise the club in terms of bringing in a director of football.
The Sun reported last week that former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli was in the running, but now ESPN suggest it's former USA boss Bob Bradley on Villa's radar.
Bradley, 56, led the United States to the 2010 World Cup finals, and after a disappointing spell as Egypt boss, he's now managing in Norway with Stabaek.
Villa owner Randy Lerner is no doubt familiar with the work of his compatriot Bradley, whose son Michael played for Villa in the second half of the 2010/11 season.
Giving up management for a director of football role would be a surprise from Bradley - especially considering that Villa could well be in the Championship next season.
However, the lure of English football may be too good to turn down for Bradley, who appears to be in competition with Comolli for the role at Villa Park.