By Will Butcher

Aston Villa fans are desperate to see the return of Tim Sherwood, after it was reported that Roberto Di Matteo could face the sack in the next 48 hours.

The Sun claim that the Italian is reportedly set to be the first victim of owner Tony Xia’s Aston Villa reign, after just one win in 12 league and cup encounters.

Fans are keen to see the return of Tim Sherwood, after the 47-year-old was sacked less than 12 months ago following a poor start to Villa’s season that ultimately saw the club get relegated.

The likes of Bristol City’s Lee Johnson and Steve Bruce are also in the mix to replace Di Matteo, as the Championship pauses for two weeks to make way for the international break.

Fans would be delighted with the reappointment of Sherwood, with a lot of Sherwood’s signings still with the Midlands giants.

Here are a selection of Villa fans’ tweets:

With the former Premier League outfit sitting in 19th place and just two points above the Championship drop zone, Di Matteo is likely to be axed after just 122 days.

In other Aston Villa news, fans have reacted on Twitter to the potential appointment of Bristol City boss Lee Johnson.