The Match of the Day host thinks things look 'grim for Tim.'
Indeed, Sherwood oversaw Villa's sixth straight defeat and he is running out of places to hide as far as his job security goes.
Before the Swansea clash, Sherwood confidently declared that Villa will beat the Swans during his pre-match press conference. But Ayew's late winner ensured yet another defeat at home for the beleaguered manager.
In response, Lineker produced more of his dry humour before commenting on the Villa boss.
Ayew wouldn't believe it, the Swansea version has made it 2-1. Looks grim for Tim!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 24, 2015
And he's right. It doesn't look as though Aston Villa have any option now other than parting company with their head coach. If not now, eventually.
The way the club is run and their ventures into the transfer market are one thing. But Sherwood is now continually confusing and alienating his supporters with bizarre team selections and just can't manage to get his side going. To his credit, this performance was an improvement and Sherwood handled his post-match media duties very well, taking responsibility for his situation.
It certainly does look grim for Tim, however. And it looks even grimmer for Aston Villa fans. Post-Sherwood, will there be any real answer to their problems?