Collymore was speaking after Aston Villa secured their Premier League survival last weekend, despite a heavy defeat at the hands of Southampton.
He’s also suggested what he feels is the key question facing Tim Sherwood and the club over the summer ahead of the new campaign, where Villa will be looking to ensure there is no repeat of the season the worry they have just experienced.
“I felt relief when Tottenham won and then I thought to myself ‘relief, this is a club that’s won some of the biggest titles in English football,” said Collymore.
“We’re at the end of the season and I’m feeling relief again for the third or fourth season running’ – The key question now is how big is the rebuilding job for Tim Sherwood?”
Villa is one of English football’s massive institutions and hopefully Sherwood can now be backed to bring in some of his own players moving forward.
He needs to be given the freedom to assemble his own squad and not to make changes as he sees fit because ultimately, he’s done the job he was brought in to do, which was keeping the club up.
He’s achieved that under difficult circumstances such as the injuries to his defence and the boss will already have some good ideas over the best way to develop the team moving forward.