By Amir Mir
Tim Sherwood has stated that he would be “no different” to any other young manger who wanted to take on the Aston Villa job.
The club announced on its official website that manager Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked after 123 days in charge.
Sherwood, 47, managed the Midlands giants for ten months in the Premier League, before being sacked last November by the club’s previous owners.
Now, the former Tottenham manager has not ruled out taking on the reigns at Villa Park once again and singled out the forward thinking of new owner Tony Xia.
“It’s a year since I left the club and in that time they’ve had three managers,” Sherwood told Alan Brazil’s Breakfast show on TalkSport. “So something has to change.
“Would I consider it? Listen, I don’t know these new owners. I was there under a different regime.
“But when you go into a club when someone [meaning new owner, Chinese businessman Xia] wants to really pick it up and take it forward, then it’s a great opportunity for any young manager.
“I certainly would be no different to anyone else.”
Sherwood helped the club survive relegation in 2014/15, after taking over from Paul Lambert in February 2015 and guided the club to an FA Cup final.
But like Di Matteo, the outspoken Sherwood spent £50 million on transfers, before his reign was short lived and he was sacked ten games into the 2015/16 Premier League season.
Villa are now searching for their fourth permanent boss since Sherwood’s departure, with the likes of Huddersfield Town manger David Wagner being reported as one of the leading contenders.
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