As Aston Villa fans will attest, QPR should not hire Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Bookmakers rank the ex-Villa boss quite highly in terms of the race to manage Queens Park Rangers.

Harry Redknapp didn't do very well at QPR in the end. Nor did Chris Ramsey.

Naturally, then, Tim Sherwood - almost an exact combination of the two - is one of Sky Bet's favourites to succeed Ramsey at QPR.

At Aston Villa, Sherwood was exposed for what he is. Firstly, he isn't a very good coach. What he is is someone who can say 'camon lads!' and motivate an under-achieving squad for a very short period of time.

He was what Villa needed to keep them up. Beyond that, though, he is no football manager.

In many ways, he's just like Redknapp. And he's very similar to Ramsey in that neither have much real experience of managing a football club. Their only experience doesn't exactly suggest they are good at what they do.

As Aston Villa supporters will attest, Sherwood is the wrong man for the R's.

For Sherwood himself, joining QPR would be a huge mistake. After exposing his inexperience for all the world to see by making terrible team selections and barely using any tactics at Aston Villa, to rush into another job - especially one at such a demanding club - would do his reputation no favours.

Sherwood failed at Tottenham, then really failed at Villa. Were he to fail at QPR, that would be all the nails needed in the coffin of his management career.

The onus now falls onto owner Tony Fernandes as the likes of Ian Holloway and Neil Warnock are hardly any better. Stop talking about five-year plans and simply hiring any old candidate. A truly creative, well-thought out option is what QPR now need.

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