The club let Paul Lambert go and decided that the man who took over at Tottenham Hotspur for half a season and was promptly let go is the man to keep them in the Premier League – despite there being far better and more experienced managers out there who could have taken the job – or even filled in on an interim basis until the end of the season.
Not exactly the fans favourite for the job, here are five reasons we think the club have made a massive error with their managerial appointment.
Villa fans. Click on Sherwood himself to see why we think this has ‘mistake’ written all over it.
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