Sherwood: When Aston Villa feels like the biggest club in the country

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has made a bold statement about the club when they are in form and playing well.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he’s eager for the chance to build and progress at the club beyond this season.

Sherwood suggested that Aston Villa has the potential to be the biggest club in the Premier League when things are going well, with comments which echo the positive culture, which the boss has created since he took over from Paul Lambert.

“It’s a huge and massive club – I’ve played there (Villa Park) a few times and when it’s going well it feels like the biggest club in the country, it’s that big,” said Sherwood.

“Things haven’t been going that well lately but give me an opportunity to build, have a pre-season and add a few of my players and hopefully we’ll never be in this position again.”

The opportunity to build will come in the transfer market this summer and hopefully the club will back Sherwood over any players he wants to go after, sell or sort out on loan deals.

If he’s given the chance to have total control over the shape of his squad heading in the 2015/2016 campaign, then he can’t have any excuses for the side underachieving or performing poorly.

Pre-season is going to be important because Sherwood can work hard on improving the squad’s fitness levels.

He likes his team to play an attractive brand of intense football which requires a high level of physical fitness, with the hard yards done before a season gets under way.

The future is extremely bright under Sherwood and he holds the clear belief that Villa are right up there in terms of the biggest clubs in the UK.

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