The AVST welcomes the news that the Aston Villa board have made a decisive call in ending Tim Sherwood’s time as manager.
The intense speculation in recent weeks, and the leaks coming from within, did nothing but turn the club into a figure of media fun.
We would like to thank Tim for his efforts last season. He was just what was needed short term to shake us from our malaise under Paul Lambert and gave us some memorable occasions in the FA Cup. We wish him the best for the future.
All thoughts and efforts must now turn to finding his replacement. We trust that the new structure at senior level means that this will be tackled swiftly and we will aim for the very best candidate for the short and medium term. We also implore the club to think wider when considering who the right man may be. Premier League experience is not a prerequisite to be considered and we most certainly should not have a shortlist of one as we had in February.
After a litany of poor appointments, we simply cannot afford to choose the wrong man this time. To do so would see us relegated at a time that extraordinary riches are around the corner. We believe this appointment will define the next five years.
We also remind Randy Lerner that he stated in May, if he couldn’t finalise a sale of the club he’d resign and appoint a new chairman. The supporters of Aston Villa would like an urgent update on this.
Over to you Aston Villa.