Manager of the month nominee Sherwood bats away queries on his future

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Aston Villa take on Manchester United on Saturday, with Tim Sherwood having won at Old Trafford with Spurs last season.

Tim Sherwood has brushed off speculation about his future at Villa Park when he spoke to press in Villa's conference marking their trip to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United this weekend, according to quotes in the Guardian.

Recent speculation about a possible sale of the club by owner Randy Lerner has led to questions as to whether Sherwood would remain in the Villa hot seat if any new owners took over. 

Much was made by the former Spurs boss of his win percentage while in charge at White Hart Lane, which was the highest in the Premier League era for the North Londoners, but Sherwood seems to have proved that he isn't just all talk by encouraging some improved form for the Midlands club.

Villa have won two of his five games in charge, a vast improvement on the five-game losing streak that preceded his arrival. Two of his other three games were only lost in the last few minutes, and very importantly, Villa have proved under Sherwood that they can get a result away from home, winning 4-0 at Sunderland after going months without an away goal under Paul Lambert.

This form has led to Sherwood being nominated for manager of the month in his first few weeks in charge - and the ex Blackburn skipper will be eager to make sure the uncertainty at the club won't be felt by the players.

Speaking to the press ahead of the club's game with Manchester United on Saturday, Sherwood instead batted off the speculation, stating his belief that it isn't just Villa who are up for sale nowadays.

“There’s a buyer out there for Manchester United, it’s going to have to be a rich one. Every club is for sale but I haven’t heard anything, no,” the former midfielder said.

“It’s not a concern, I just have to do my job. My job is to prepare the team and keep them in the league this year. It was obviously going to be a difficult task. Nobody said it was going to be easy. There will be lots of ups and downs along the way but I’m confident we can do it.

“It’s a great club, I feel very pleased to have got the opportunity to manage this great club. It is a dream job for me if we stay in the league, it gives me a pre-season to build my own squad. I couldn’t have hand picked a better job but we need to get over the line.”

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