Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer predicts bright future for Aston Villa under Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Newcastle United great Alan Shearer is impressed with the impact Tim Sherwood has made at Aston Villa.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has predicted a bright future for Aston Villa under manager Tim Sherwood in The Sun.

Sherwood was appointed the Villa boss in mid-February following the dismissal of Paul Lambert.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has done a remarkable job at Villa Park so far, as the Villans look set to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Villa are currently 14th in the league table at the moment with 38 points from 36 matches, four points above the bottom three.

Former Newcastle striker Shearer has been impressed with Sherwood’s impact at Villa and wrote in The Sun: “He can be outspoken, yes. But he also has an infectious enthusiasm which has lifted that club.

“After so many years in the doldrums, I can see a bright future ahead for Villa while he is in charge.”

Under Sherwood, Villa have also reached the final of the FA Cup. Given the Villans’ performance against Liverpool in the semi-finals of the prestigious competition at London’s Wembley Stadium, one should not be surprised if they defeat Arsenal in the final.

A number of the Villa players have regained their form under Sherwood. Midfielder Fabian Delph is playing superbly at the moment, striker Christian Benteke is scoring goals regularly again and youngster Jack Grealish is fast becoming a rising star.

However, it is a bit premature to suggest that Villa have a “bright future” under Sherwood. A number of factors will determine how the Villans do next season, such as the comings and goings in the summer transfer window.

Then there is the case of Sherwood doing well over the course of a season. The 46-year-old has yet to complete a full season in senior management, and it remains to be seen how he handles things from start to finish.

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