Tim Sherwood has been sacked by Aston Villa, leaving behind a record of blaming his players for his own inadequacies more than any of his Villa Park predecessors.
Under the inexperienced manager’s guidance, Villa posted a record of ten wins and sixteen defeats in twenty eight games, although this season has seen them pick up just four points from their opening ten matches, leaving them in a perilous nineteenth place. He also managed to take the Villains to the FA Cup final last season, where their defeat to Arsenal was one of the biggest drubbings in the tournament’s long and proud history.
Speaking to the press after Villas’ 2-1 home defeat to Swansea yesterday, Sherwood said: ‘I’m happy with the way I managed the side today. But, as usual, my players let themselves down. If they weren’t so shit, we’d be at least mid table by now, possibly even higher.
‘We have to be concerned with where we find ourselves now. But we also have to be honest and take responsibility, and admit that the buck stops with me – up to the point they leave the dressing room, at which point everything that goes wrong is down to them. Not me. It’s blatantly the case, innit?’
Sherwood, who has now managed to get himself sacked twice despite managing for less than sixty games, has attributed blame for his sacking to Brad Guzan, Micah Richards, Jores Okore, Ashley Westwood, Rudy Gestede for not living up to his YouTube video, Christian Benteke for fucking off to Liverpool, that bloke behind the dugout who looked at him funny at the end of the match, Jack Grealish and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who’s always had it in for him.