Villa have endured a torrid start to the Premier League season, with just one win for Sherwood's side - and that came all the way back on the opening day of the season, over two months ago.
Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea has piled the pressure on Sherwood once again, and many believe that he may need a victory over Swansea this weekend in order to save his job.
Ironically, The Telegraph now believe that Villa will consider a move for Swansea boss Monk should he beat Sherwood's men this weekend, in what would be a shock move.
Monk, 36, has become one of the most highly-rated young English managers after an impressive 18 month spell in charge at the Liberty Stadium, though a poor run of form has seen his reputation cool somewhat in recent weeks.
Still, it's believed that whilst Villa see David Moyes as the top target to replace Sherwood should they sack the current boss, Monk will also be sounded out over the role.
A move to leave an ambitious Swansea side for struggling Villa may be seen as something of a step down for Monk, but Villa are certainly a sleeping giant, and the Swans hero may be tempted by the opportunity to rebuild the club.