Villa have begun the Premier League campaign in poor form, picking up just four points from their opening nine matches and losing seven of the previous eight league games.
The Villains are 19th in the table and four points from safety, a situation which has led to speculation regarding Sherwood’s position and the possibility of a forthcoming sacking.
Writing in his blog for The Sun, however, Shearer feels Sherwood is a good young manager and he has called on the Villa board to make a statement and show him their full support.
“The silence from the top at Villa Park is deafening and just as I called for a statement of support for Jose Mourinho — which was answered — I think Sherwood needs the same,” Shearer wrote.
“He did excellent work behind the scenes at Tottenham and a pretty good job as a manager for the six months he was in charge.”
“What I am trying to say to Aston Villa’s board, or more importantly the owner Randy Lerner, is do not get rid of him. You have a good young manager who can, with the right backing, take Villa places.”
Should Aston Villa sack Tim Sherwood?
If Aston Villa are to sack Tim Sherwood, the time has to be now considering the changing circumstances happening at their potential relegation rivals Sunderland and Newcastle United.
The Magpies thrashed Norwich City 6-2 at the weekend and confidence looks high, whereas Sunderland’s recent appointment of Sam Allardyce will certainly boost their survival hopes.
Three teams must go down, therefore it’s looking pretty ominous for Villa right now unless they can improve.
Sherwood has shown in the past that he has battling qualities, yet he evidently has a change in opinion over Villa’s recruitment system and he isn’t getting the best out of his current players.
Delaying any potential sacking for too long could result in it being too late for Villa. And there is the little matter of renowned coaches Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes arguably there for the taking.