Tottenham Hotspur could make Sherwood's nightmare come true

Could Tottenham cost Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood his job later this month?

It can take just a week for opinions to change in football. Days ago Arsenal fans were clamouring for the exit of boss Arsene Wenger, before a win over Manchester United meant talk of a title challenge was re-ignited.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is a coach who is currently experiencing the pendulum swinging backwards sharply on his fortune, with his side struggling for form this season.

Months ago he was preparing for the FA Cup Final, while he had also notched a huge personal success, defeating the club who rejected the chance to appoint him permanently, Tottenham Hotspur.

Sherwood was clearly delighted to beat his old side, as shown by his touchdown celebrations at the time.

The two sides meet again in the league in a few weeks, and the trajectory of Sherwood's Aston Villa side has very much changed.

The club have recorded only one win in the Premier League this season - on the opening day away to newly promoted Bournemouth.

Villa sit in the relegation zone, and face a challenging run of fixtures upcoming. After the international break they face Chelsea, who will be looking to improve their own poor form, before hosting a dangerous Swansea City side.

It is then on November 2 that Sherwood is scheduled to take Villa to visit former club Tottenham, and will be desperate to get three points as he did last season.

According to betting website sackrace.com, Sherwood is the third favourite Premier League manager to next lose his job, listed at 6/1 behind only odds-on Newcastle United's Steve McClaren and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

Losing his job after a defeat at White Hart Lane would surely be Sherwood's nightmare, a worst case scenario. It could also be the scene where he turns it all around, and confounds the form book by leading his side to victory on his old stomping ground.

Suffer defeats against Chelsea and Swansea, and the pressure really will be on the Villa boss to start producing.

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