Sherwood’s focus will be entirely on the FA Cup final against Arsenal this weekend, but he’s admitted that he’s already got some thoughts ahead of an important summer.
“You’ve got to see what players are available and see what you can get out. There are a lot of players at the club. You just can’t keep bringing them in,” he said.
“It’s also the mentality. It needs to change. It’s been a club used to losing football matches and it’s not good.”
Sherwood’s comments show that he is not someone who will look at making signings at Villa Park for the sake of doing so.
He’s got a big challenge not just to bring one or two players in, but to keep key people at the club while looking to revitalise the careers of others.
A good example is Christian Benteke, who has thrived under Sherwood’s guidance and who represents a player that a lot of the club’s Premier League rivals could be looking to buy.
Whatever key decisions Sherwood makes in the summer, it’s important Aston Villa get into a position where they can ensure that they don’t experience a repeat of the struggles they have endured over the last ten months.
The club need to become one more accustomed to winning games and playing some good football rather than one used to losing matches as Sherwood suggests.
Hopefully the club can move forward and towards a more positive future and winning the FA Cup against heavily fancies Arsenal this weekend will certainly help in that process.