The Villa Park boss reckons he is best when he is backed into a corner.
The Birmingham-based outfit were beaten by local rivals West Brom at home yesterday, with a Saido Berahino strike giving the Baggies all three points on enemy soil in a 1-0 result.
The defeat means that Villa are stranded on four points from their first six games and have put together a poor run of form recently.
Sherwood has stated that the Villa Park faithful will need to be patient while he attempts to turn the collective fortunes around and has come out with another trademark statement by saying he is best when backed into a corner.
“I have said be patient from the start,” Sherwood told the club’s official website.
“You lose derby games and the patience wears thin. I am fully aware of that.
“But Tim Sherwood is at his best when he's backed into a corner.”
Villa have had a busy summer in the recruitment market, with key players Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph leaving the club and replaced by more a host of new faces.
A win over Bournemouth and a draw against Sunderland are all that Sherwood’s men have to show for their campaign so far, with concerns raising that the club could well be sucked into a relegation dogfight this season.