Alan Shearer explains why Tim Sherwood should be worried for his job

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

The Aston Villa head coach is under pressure in the Midlands.

Alan Shearer believes Tim Sherwood should fear for his job because no one at the club is coming out and publicly backing him, according to BBC highlights show Match of the Day.

Indeed, Sherwood is facing pressure after a run of seven straight defeats at Villa.

And, although he appears to think the coach deserves more time, Shearer says the 46-year-old should be concerned about a lack of public backing from the Aston Villa hierarchy.

Shearer told Match of the Day: "This is a guy who kept them up and took them to the FA Cup final yet all I’ve heard is he could lose his job.

"I’d be concerned if I were him because no one from the club is actually coming out and backing him."

It's a valid point from Shearer and, similarly, there are very few Aston Villa supporters who appear willing to publicly back Sherwood when the manager is seriously scrutinised by others.

According to Sky Bet, the 46-year-old is 1/2 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

And Sherwood just keeps digging a hole for himself. Never mind the poor tactics and woeful selections, the Aston Villa boss appears to be in denial, too.

On Match of the Day, he told his interviewer he didn't hear any fans cheering for him to be gone. That's like saying you didn't hear the tree fall in the woods despite seeing it lying on the ground.

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