Speaking to talkSPORT, former Tottenham and Chelsea man Jason Cundy has explained why he is not convinced by Tim Sherwood in charge of Aston Villa, having seen him talk to the press following the 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.
Cundy said: “I went in the press conference afterwards [the Chelsea v Villa game], and I just don’t believe what he’s saying. I don’t think he believes what he is saying. I don’t think he knows what he’s saying. If you hear a manager saying he doesn’t know, then who does?”
Considering this Villa job is only Sherwood’s second role as a head coach, it is not a surprise that he looks out of his depth.
He is struggling to build a tactical set-up that works for his team, he cannot motivate his players, and he is struggling with his media duties in post game situations.
The best managers are well trained with their media skills, and can take the criticism away from their team with ease. They do this to ease the pressure on the players, but Sherwood has not once looked convincing when attempting to protect his players.
Cundy believes that Sherwood is not only not getting a message across to the watching crowds, but does not actually believe what he is saying. He can offer no excuses for the poor way in which Villa are playing, and has yet to suggest any potential fixes to improve his players' form.
Considering the run of fixtures that Villa have coming up, it is hard to suggest where the next points will be coming from, and it would come as no surprise to see Sherwood out of a job before too long.