Swansea City manager Garry Monk on Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Swansea City manager Garry Monk speaks highly of Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has been singing the praises of Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood on Sky Sports.

Sherwood was appointed the Villa boss in the middle of last month, and he has already started to make an impact on the Premier League club.

After losing his first two games in charge of the Villans, the Englishman has now won his last three, including the FA Cup quarter-final tie against West Bromwich Albion.

Next up for Villa is a Premier League game against Welsh outfit Swansea at Villa Park on Saturday.

Speaking ahead of the match, Swansea manager Monk was effusive in his praise of Sherwood.

"He's gone in there and lifted the confidence in the group," the 36-year-old told Sky Sports. "You need results to do that but they've got very good players there who obviously weren't playing to their full potential before Tim took over.

"But he's had an instant impact. He's a very honest guy, black and white, and that comes across in his interviews and the way he approaches the game.”

“I'm on the same coaching course as Tim and his views on football are very interesting,” added Monk. “He’s had a fantastic start and I am sure he will take Aston Villa forward after being unlucky at Tottenham.

"He has been given his chance and taken the opportunity really well, he has got them going.”

Sherwood is an interesting character, and one who is not afraid to speak his mind in public.

The former Tottenham boss can be a polarising figure, but the work he has done at Villa so far needs to be praised.

The Villa players are looking hungry and confident again, and that is largely due to Sherwood’s management.

Of course, the Villans are still not safe and could end up in the bottom three, but Sherwood’s arrival has given them a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.

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