Tony Parks: It was a 'no-brainer' to reunite with Sherwood at Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Aston Villa goalkeeping coach Tony Parks says it was a 'no-brainer' to reunite with Tim Sherwood.

Aston Villa goalkeeping coach Tony Parks has told the Birmingham Mail that reuniting with Tim Sherwood at Villa Park was an easy decision.

Sherwood, 46, was appointed Villa manager back in February after the departure of Paul Lambert, and was immediately charged with the task of keeping the club in the top flight.

So far, the former Tottenham boss appears to be closing in on that goal, whilst he has also guided Villa to the FA Cup final after Sunday's 2-1 win over Liverpool in the semi-finals.

After a dismal season under Lambert, there is a buzz around Villa Park once again, and it's largely down to Sherwood - and his work with the revitalised Christian Benteke.

Now, goalkeeping coach Tony Parks has revealed to the Birmingham Mail that the opportunity to work with Sherwood again was just too good to pass up having joined the club just over a week after Sherwood's arrival at Villa Park.

"It was a no-brainer to come here," said Parks. "I had sold my house in London to move to Norwich but Tim phoned me up and said: ‘I’m going in at Aston Villa, I want you to come with me."

"I told my wife that we were going to Aston Villa and there was no question about it. It’s a no-brainer. There aren’t many opportunities that come up at Aston Villa in your coaching or playing career. My mind was made up immediately," he added.

Parks, 52, was Tottenham's goalkeeping coach for almost six years before leaving the club upon Sherwood's departure last summer.

Familiar with Sherwood's methods and clearly working together with a good understanding, it's obvious that Sherwood saw Parks as an integral appointment - and his comments show just how much of a draw Villa and Sherwood are to those outside of the football club.

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