Tim Sherwood’s response when asked about Aston Villa's survival chances

Tim Sherwood was sacked by Aston Villa and replaced by Remi Garde.

Garde has been in charge of Villa for three games, picking up just one point, but Tim Sherwood has told the Telegraph that he believes the Midlands side will stay up this term.

When asked if Villa will be relegated this season, Sherwood said: “I wish them well. It was always going to be a tough task. I believe they will stay up this season.”

Sherwood was sacked four weeks ago by Villa, having picked up just four points from the opening 11 games of the season. The Midlands side had registered just one victory, and it was hard to see where the next win was going to come from.

The English boss was replaced by Frenchman Remi Garde, who arrived with a solid reputation, and looked to have already set the club upon the right path in his debut game in charge.

A 0-0 draw registered against Manchester City was an exceptional result, but the following two games have shown the problems which existed under Sherwood still remain. A calamitous defensive performance against Everton saw them ship four goals, whilst they then lost 3-2 to Watford on Saturday, and results are surely going to continue along their poor path.

Garde was always going to face a tough task when taking charge of Villa, but Sherwood still believes he has what it takes to keep the Midlands side in the top flight.

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