Tottenham failed to return to winning ways in the Premier League, as they went down 1-0 to Villa at White Hart Lane.
Belgium international striker Christian Benteke's goal in the 35th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides in North London.
Former Tottenham striker Lineker was following the match, and after full time, he made the following post on Twitter.
Villa win at Spurs. Surprised Tottenham didn't consider appointing Tim Sherwood.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 11, 2015
It is a humorous statement from Lineker, as Sherwood was the Tottenham manager for the second half of last season.
The Englishman replaced the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in December 2013 and was in charge of the first team until the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Sherwood’s main task was to lead Spurs to a top-four finish in the Premier League last season, but he failed and was subsequently sacked.
Now in charge of Villa, Sherwood made a winning return to White Hart Lane since being dismissed.