Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood: I am still in touch with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tottenham Hotspur will host Aston Villa at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told The Daily Mail that he is still in touch with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.

Sherwood was sacked as the Tottenham manager at the end of last season following his failure to lead the North London outfit to a top-four finish in the Premier League.

“I've been in communication with Daniel Levy since I've left, I haven't got a problem,” the Englishman told The Daily Mail.

“He’s the chairman of the club and he makes those decisions based on what he thinks is in their best interest…

“He is not frightened of making decisions at crucial times. He has continued with that. You have to say Tottenham Hotspur is a far better club now than when he found it.”

It is remarkable that Sherwood remains in touch with the man who sacked him, but perhaps it is not that far-fetched.

The 46-year-old worked with Levy for many years, and it is understandable that the duo formed a strong relationship with each other.

Perhaps it was harsh of Levy to sack Sherwood, who did not exactly do a bad job in the six or so months he was in charge of the Tottenham first team.

However, it seems that Tottenham and Sherwood are doing well without each other - relatively well, at least.

While Spurs remain in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, Villa are battling for survival in the English top flight.

Interestingly, Tottenham will face Villa at home in the league on Saturday, a game which will see Sherwood return to White Hart Lane for the first time since being sacked by Spurs at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

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