By Amir Mir
Steve Bruce now has a lower winning percentage than former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood – and fans on Twitter stated that they want Sherwood to return to the club.
The damming statistic was revealed after Villa suffered their fifth defeat in a row on Monday night, this time at the hands of Championship leaders Newcastle.
It means Bruce currently has a winning percentage of 33.3 per cent during his time in charge, while Sherwood won 35.7 per cent of his matches.
Former midfielder Sherwood was sacked as Villa boss in November 2015, while the Midlands club were still a Premier League outfit.
During his time at Villa, the former Tottenham man guided his team to survival during the 2014/15 campaign, which was followed by a trip to the FA Cup final.
Since then, Villa have suffered relegation to the Championship and have had three permanent managers in charge of the club, including Bruce.
Former Manchester United centre-back Bruce took charge in mid-October and despite a positive start to his reign, his team have only picked up one point in 2017.
As a result, supporters have stated that Sherwood’s time at the club does not look too bad as many expressed that they would have him back.
One fan believes the club should never have let Sherwood go, while another supporter revealed he had a dream that he returned to the Villa Park dugout.
Bruce’s side are currently six points above the relegation zone and one fan claimed that they would not be any worse off is Sherwood was still here.
Overall, a number of the Villa Park faithful stated that they would have their former manager back at the club to replace Bruce.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Win percentages with #AVFC:
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) February 21, 2017
Once Bruce has gone (which will be sooner rather than later) I'd seriously have Sherwood back, inject a bit of passion ⚽👍🏻 #AVFC
— B_RYE 🎅🏻🎄❄️ (@1_COOKIE__1) February 20, 2017
I don't think we would be any worse off if Sherwood was still in charge #AVFC
— NicMillard™ (@NicMillard) February 20, 2017
bring Sherwood back
— JackRup123 (@JackRup123) February 21, 2017
the last time football at #AVFC was fun
— Robert Jones (@rerj) February 21, 2017
— Tom Watkins (@Watkins07) February 22, 2017
In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce should show some bottle and axe this senior man.