Neil Warnock reacts to reports that Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has just two games to save his job

Pressure is mounting on the Villa boss after a dismal start to the season.

Neil Warnock has had his say on recent reports that Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has just two games left to save his job.

The Mirror’s report on Saturday claimed the board’s patience was starting to dwindle and that the Villa boss needed a win from the upcoming games against Chelsea and Swansea City.

It looks a tall order given the Villains recent form and former Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock sympathised with Sherwood’s situation.

“I look at Villa and it’s difficult to see where they’re gonna keep clean sheets and score goals,” he said, on talkSPORT’s ‘Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ show today (aired 08:15).

“They’ve still got a very young team but to lose their three main players - Delph, Benteke, Vlaar - is difficult for a manager, especially a young manager.”

“… No matter who you bring in, you’re not going to bring that sort of quality in so it’s always going to be a massive ask.”

Villa were active in trying to replace the key men who left over the summer and have had some success, with the likes of Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye and Rudy Gestede all showing signs of promise.

Despite their clear individual qualities, the major overhaul of the team has disrupted the squad’s cohesion and they currently find themselves in 18th place with four points from their first eight games.

Sherwood’s men have failed to record a win since victory over Bournemouth on the opening day and the pressure is now well and truly on to turn things round.

“It will be down to the people who own Villa to say ‘how long do we put up with this?” Added Warnock.

“I think Tim’s a good manager, I just think he’s had a bad deal.”

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