A new dawn for Aston Villa, says Tim Sherwood

The Villa manager admits he doesn't know how long it will take for his new signings to gel together.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tim Sherwood says it is a new dawn for Aston Villa ahead of his first full season in charge.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager came in to replace Paul Lambert for the second half of last season and helped to steer the club clear of the relegation zone, with an FA Cup final appearance thrown in for good measure.

The 2015/16 campaign will be his first full season in charge of a club having only enjoyed a short stint in charge at White Hart Lane as well.

And he says this is an exciting new era for him and the side, with their a confidence around Villa that they can do well with stability restored.

“It's an exciting project for us,” he told avfc.co.uk.

“It's a new dawn for this football club because there are so many new faces. We want to entertain. It's a privilege to manage here. Last season, I was only here for half of the season and now I've got a full season at it and we're very confident we can do well.”

No telling when new signings will gel

Sherwood has been busy so far this summer, with a number of new faces having arrived at Villa Park thus far.

The Villans have, however, lost two key players from last season, with Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph having left the club for Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

A major concern for many is that it will take a considerable amount of time for all of the new faces at Villa to gel together into a proper team, and Sherwood admits they don’t know how far away they are from that happening.

“I'm happy. We've got a lot of new players through the door. Some will adapt quicker than others,” he added.

“Time will tell which ones do that. They're only young boys so they are still open minded to the new manager's thoughts. They might be gelled already You don't know. Until we're on the stage we don't know how far off we are.”

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