Sherwood has been under massive pressure since he replaced former manager Paul Lambert at Villa Park and it’s understandably taken a lot out of the manager ahead of a long summer where players and staff will get a much needed break.
“I need to get away [on holiday]. It’s been draining. Since I came in here, it’s been non-stop,” he said.
“It feels like it will at the moment (take a long time to recover).”
One of the most likable things about Sherwood as a manager is his undoubted belief in being positive and encouraging the very best from those around him.
He’s lifted the weight of responsibility off of his players and placed it onto himself, which has taken its effect despite the fact Sherwood hasn’t yet spent half a season as the club’s manager.
The main aim was always to keep Villa in the Premier League and despite two poor defeats at the back end of last season, that box was ticked with time to spare.
Sherwood’s instincts will probably be to get stuck in and work out some new theories ahead of pre-season, which are designed to help Villa improve and move forward.
However, he needs to take his foot off of the gas a little bit and relax because when everyone gets together for pre-season and when the competitive action returns, the pressure won’t be any less relentless.