English Premiership

Swansea add to Villa's woes

2015-10-24 19:22
Tim Sherwood (Supplied)

Birmingham - Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood acknowledged that his position was potentially at threat after his side's slump continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City on Saturday.

Sherwood saw his side take a 62nd-minute lead through Jordan Ayew at Villa Park, but goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew, Jordan's elder brother, enabled Swansea to prevail.

It was Villa's sixth consecutive league defeat, their eighth in 10 games to date this season, and left last season's beaten FA Cup finalists second from bottom in the Premier League table, four points from safety.

"Am I going to be in the job next week? I'm not the person to ask. I feel like the club is in a hole," Sherwood told the BBC.

"I am disappointed with the result. We didn't deserve to lose the game. We can't carry anyone because we're getting done. At the moment we are short. If people don't give everything, we'll come up short.

"There's no shortage in desire, but the quality is not quite there. We're not world-beaters. Our league position suggests we're not and today wasn't our day."

Sherwood, 46, was appointed last February following the dismissal of Paul Lambert.

He helped Villa avoid relegation and led them to a first FA Cup final appearance since 2000 after a 2-1 defeat of Liverpool in the semi-finals, only for the Midlands club to lose 4-0 to Arsenal in the final.

Villa right-back Alan Hutton spoke out in support of Sherwood, saying: "Everyone is behind the manager 100 percent. We need to turn this around. We're behind him and everyone is pushing in the same way."

 

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