Aston Villa have officially announced the sacking of its manager Tim Sherwood after eight months in charge.
After ten games in the current league campaign, Villa are placed 19th in the Premier League table following a 2-1 defeat by Swansea on Saturday – the club’s sixth straight league loss.
Villa in a statement on its website wrote;
“Aston Villa Football Club has parted company with manager Tim Sherwood today.
“The Board has monitored the performances closely all season and believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative.
“However, the Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Tim for all his efforts during a difficult period last season and for the many positive contributions he has made to the entire football setup during his time with the Club. We wish him well in the future.
“Assistant manager Ray Wilkins, first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady have also left with immediate effect and do so with our best wishes.
“A search for a new manager has commenced and the squad will be managed in the interim by Kevin MacDonald.
“There will be no further comment from the Club at this stage.” The statement read.
Ex-Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is among those in the frame to replace Sherwood, 46.
Appointed in February to replace Paul Lambert, Sherwood reached the FA Cup final and led the club to a 17th-placed finish in his first season in charge, but has won one of ten league matches this term. Villa have not won since the opening day and are four points from safety.