Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 11:30 25/10/2015
Under-fire boss Tim Sherwood says Aston Villa are 'in a hole' after losing to Swansea, but is he the man to dig them out? Not if the Premier League Next Manager To leave Post betting is any guide.
888Sport's odds of 1/4 are the best available about Sherwood getting the boot after his Villa side sacraficed an early lead to lose their sixth straight game in the Premier League. The result leaves them in the relegation zone four points from safety pending the outcome of Sunday's matches and with trips to Southampton and Tottenham followed by the visit of Manchester City on the horizon, there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
Time Running Out For Sherwood
The inability to defend as a cohesive unit that was a feature of his brief spell in charge at Spurs is all too evident at Villa, though in his defence the Villans are a million times more entertaining to watch than they were under Paul Lambert! Still, it's a results business and with no win since the opening day of the season, time could be running out for Sherwood.
Villa have thrown away three stand-out games so far; they were winning away at Sunderland before conceding an equaliser, then shipped 3 goals in tha last 20 minutes to lose away at Leicester and were once again unable to see the game out at home to Swansea in the last match.
This will be a major concern for the club's hierarchy which was reportedly looking at the games against Chelsea and Swansea to judge the side and will not have taken many positives from what they have witnessed.
Aston Villa are now 4/9 with bet365 and Sky Bet to be relegated and that price is only likely to shorten unless they can beat the odds to claim an unlikely win in the next few matches.