Report: Tim Sherwood wanted by Derby County, Pearson doubts claimed

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Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is reportedly wanted by Derby County.

According to the Daily Mail, Derby County are interested in making former Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood their new boss.

The Rams allowed Steve McClaren to leave the club at the end of last season, and his long-term replacement Paul Clement was sacked back in February after a poor run of results.

Now, Darren Wassall is in temporary charge of the club until the summer, where owner Mel Morris is expected to make a new long-term appointment - but he'll be hoping that whoever he brings in has more success than his last choice Clement.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Derby are considering a move for Tim Sherwood, who has been out of management since leaving Aston Villa back in October.

After winning 50% of his games in charge of Tottenham, Sherwood found life much harder going at Aston Villa, winning just 35.7% of his matches - though he did save the club from relegation last season and took them to the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

Derby are now believed to be plotting a move for Sherwood at the end of the season, having seemingly been put off pursuing Nigel Pearson.

Pearson, who left Leicester City last summer, will be looking to get back into management this summer, but it's stated that Derby now have reservations about a move for him, and are considering Sherwood instead now.

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