Is the Swansea Game a Must-win For the Aston Villa Boss?


Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is under immense pressure in the Villa managerial hot seat. Is Saturday’s fixture between Villa and Swansea City a must-win game for the former Tottenham Hotspur manager?

sherwoodThe Villans are currently going through a terrible run of results. Sherwood’s side have lost their last five Premier League games on the bounce and are yet to taste a league victory since an opening day triumph at newly promoted Bournemouth. In fact, since the win at the Vitality Stadium, Aston Villa have lost seven of their last eight Premier League fixtures.

There’s been plenty of suggestions and rumours of late that if Garry Monk’s Swansea do indeed beat Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, it could well be the last time we see Tim Sherwood take charge of Aston Villa.

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However, on the flip side, the Swans are also in desperate need of a win. Although their recent record isn’t quite as bad as their Saturday opponents’, Monk’s side are without a victory since their famous 2-1 win over Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 30. Since then, Swansea have drawn two and lost three of their subsequent five league fixtures.

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Nevertheless, there’s undoubtedly more pressure on Tim Sherwood to get the result rather than Garry Monk. The Midlands club currently sit 19th in the league table, already four points from safety.

Swansea done the double over the Villans last season. Bafetimbi Gomis‘ late strike took all three points back to South Wales in March. How the Swans would love a repeat result this weekend.

The last time Aston Villa won a Premier League game at Villa Park was back in May – that day, they managed a 1-0 victory over West Ham United. Villa are in desperate need of a home win this Saturday, and if they don’t get it, how much longer are we going to see Sherwood in the Aston Villa hot seat?