The sacked Aston Villa manager has some backing from ex-players.
Sinclair has branded Sherwood's sacking 'clueless' but there is certainly an air of ex-players sticking together and ignoring the facts with this one...
Meanwhile, another BBC man gave his view on Twitter in John Hartson.
Sherwood loses Vlaar, Delph and Benteke and is Sacked after 8 months! F.a cup Final and kept Villa up.. Nobody's safe!!— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) October 25, 2015
Again, however, 'pundit' Hartson has ignored the facts. Sure, Sherwood achieved a lot in the short term at Aston Villa and he certainly lost three of his best players.
Did that make Villa's squad worse than any other in the Premier League, though? And did losing Christian Benteke etc excuse Sherwood's poor tactics, playing only one central midfielder in his must-win game and dropping his best player in Jordan Amavi?
Yes, the Aston Villa boss succeeded in the short term, because that's all he's capable of. He's a man who came in, gave everyone at the club the kick they needed to stay up. But long term? Tactics? Sherwood will never be good enough in that sense.