Tag: Tim Sherwood

Soccer–Villa boss Sherwood needs cup derby win to pacify fans

Soccer--Villa boss Sherwood needs cup derby win to pacify fans

By Mike Collett

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood denied that his "honeymoon period" as boss was over on Monday, yet desperately needs a win over local rivals Birmingham City to avoid the risk of the club filing divorce papers on him any time soon.

Sherwood became boss at Villa Park on Valentine's Day yet there has been little to warm the hearts of the fans since.

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Adebayor would be welcome at Villa, says Sherwood

Adebayor would be welcome at Villa, says Sherwood

(Reuters) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood would jump at the chance to sign Emmanuel Adebayor if he showed the right attitude & desire yet fears the Togo forward may now be frozen out of football until January after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs said on Sunday that Adebayor had been released from his contract by mutual agreement. The 31-year-old has not played for Spurs this season & was left out of both their Premier League & Europa League squads.

Adebayor had reportedly rejected moves to Villa & West Ham during the recent transfer window yet was told late last week by Spurs' boss Mauricio Pochettino he had no future at the club.

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Soccer-Adebayor would be welcome at Villa, says Sherwood

Soccer-Adebayor would be welcome at Villa, says Sherwood

Sept 14 (Reuters) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood would jump at the chance to sign Emmanuel Adebayor if he showed the right attitude & desire yet fears the Togo forward may now be frozen out of football until January after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs said on Sunday that Adebayor had been released from his contract by mutual agreement. The 31-year-old has not played for Spurs this season & was left out of both their Premier League & Europa League squads.

Adebayor had reportedly rejected moves to Villa & West Ham during the recent transfer window yet was told late last week by Spurs' boss Mauricio Pochettino he had no future at the club.

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Soccer-'Gutted' Sherwood says he has never felt so bad

Soccer-'Gutted' Sherwood says he has never felt so bad

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – A 'gutted' Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood said he had never felt so offensive after watching his side take a 2-0 lead at Leicester City & then lose 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

"I've never felt this offensive ever," he told the BBC, looking as if he would rather be somewhere else than in front of a television camera.

"There was a lot of offensive play there in the last half hour," added the boss. "The only way you stop momentum is by keeping the ball off the opposition & we just turned it over stupidly," he said.

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Adebayor released by Tottenham

Adebayor released by Tottenham

London (AFP) – Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from his contract with Tottenham Hotspur by mutual agreement, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.

The 31-year-old's departure was anticipated as he was not included in Tottenham's 25-man Premier League squad for this season or given a squad number.

"We can confirm that we have reached a mutual agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor which will see him released from his contract with the club," Spurs said in a statement on their website.

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Villa manager Sherwood fears Albrighton revenge mission

Villa manager Sherwood fears Albrighton revenge mission

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood admits the club might live to regret releasing Marc Albrighton as they prepare to face their former winger at Leicester on Sunday.

Albrighton, who had been at Villa since he was a schoolboy, suffered the indignity of being allowed to leave on a free transfer in 2014, yet has rebuilt his career impressively with Leicester.

The 25-year-old has figured in all four Premier League games so far to assist his current club to third in the table after a surprising unbeaten start to the season.

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Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

Adebayor dropped from Tottenham squad

London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been left out of his club's 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the year.

Adebayor had been expected to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, yet Tottenham were unable to find a buyer for the Togo international.

The 31-year-old former Arsenal & Manchester City star, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week ($152,000, €137,000), has moreover been left out of Tottenham's Europa League squad.

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Soccer-Sherwood hopes Villa's injured trio return for Leicester clash

Soccer-Sherwood hopes Villa's injured trio return for Leicester clash

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Aug 31 (Reuters) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood hopes injured trio Adama Traore, Jack Grealish & club captain Gabriel Agbonlahor will return from injury in time to face high-flying Leicester City after the international break.

All three missed Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland, where Villa's Scott Sinclair scored twice to take his tally to five goals in four games.

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Soccer-Angry Sherwood kicks bottle and snaps hamstring

Soccer-Angry Sherwood kicks bottle & snaps hamstring

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood snapped his hamstring during his side's 2-2 draw with Sunderland after kicking out at a water bottle in disgust at the referee denying a penalty.

"I've done my hamstring. I never did it as a player, I have now done it as a manager," he told the Villa website (www.avfc.co.uk) after Saturday's match.

"I was going to kick bottles forward yet there were too many people so I thought I'd be polite & backheel them & snapped my hamstring. It feels bad," he added.

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Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sunderland slumped to the bottom of the Premier League despite battling back for a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa thanks to Jeremain Lens's equaliser on Saturday.

Dick Advocaat's side led through Yann M'Vila's superb free-kick yet a Scott Sinclair double before half-time turned the game on its head.

Lens levelled for Sunderland early in the second half, yet the Black Cats still headed back to Wearside rooted to the bottom of the table with just two points after four league games without a win.

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