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Peter Schmeichel says Villa made huge mistake sacking Sherwood

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Aston Villa are a club in crisis, but the former Danish number one says they have only themselves to blame.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has told Sky Sports News HQ that Aston Villa made a terrible mistake when they sacked Tim Sherwood. The imposing Dane spoke of how he thought ex-Tottenham man Sherwood was capable of getting Villa out of trouble.

"Tim Sherwood was well capable of getting Aston Villa out of trouble, but they didn't think that and now they've gone down the route of sacking yet another manager and history proves that doesn't help," Schmeichel said.

He went on to say how sacking Sherwood was unfair, and the Villa board didn't give him enough time to prove his worth:

"I'm shocked that you give a manager a job in a very difficult situation, that he hasn't put the club in, and then you give him that little time to solve it?"

However Schmeichel also claimed that nothing that happens in football shocks him anymore:

"So, it's a shock and then again no, because that's the way football has been going for quite a while," he commented.

It was the latest in a long line of bizarre decisions by football owners who have little knowledge of how the game in England works.

Following Sherwood's dismissal, Randy Lerner went to to appoint Remi Garde as manager, a man with zero experience of management in English football.

Garde, who has just been sacked from the Villa hot-seat, managed only two wins in 20 Premier League games. His win rate of 10% was the third lowest in Premier League history.

Villa's miserable season has included their worst home defeat for 81 years, a 6-0 loss to Liverpool.

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