The Key Tim Sherwood Quotes From his First Villa Press Conference

Today Tim Sherwood was officially unveiled as the new Aston Villa press with brief press conference (followed by some radio and print time). Here are all his key quotes from the Tim Sherwood press conference, so you don’t have to read a load of stories with the same quotes! UTV

Tim Sherwood Quotes

The Token Spiel

“It was an incredible opportunity. It’s a giant massive club.

“When I was offered the job, it was a no-brainer. I said yes and discussed the terms after.

“I’ve spoken to Randy Lerner briefly and Tom Fox at length about what we want to do.”

Plans Ahead

“My plans for the next few months is different to my plans for the future.

“The tactics are simple; we have got to win matches.

“There’s a lot of good players who can play off the cuff and we need to get them on the ball in the right areas.”

14 Cup Finals?

“We have 13 cup finals left in the league and hopefully another one at Wembley.

“I will do everything I can to get this club over the line.

“There are good players here and it will hurt them to drop into the Championship but we are where we are for a reason.

“We have to start winning games.”

Style/Attitude Change?

“I was only looking from the outside but they have looked a little bit tentative.

“I think they need to play on the front foot a little bit more.

“You are going to win games, you are going to lose games between now and the end of the season.

“But let’s have a go fighting and start throwing a few punches ourselves.”

Home-form Key to Survival

“When I came here as a player, it was always difficult to get results.

“I want to do that again. I want to turn this place into a fortress and that will be important to our survival.

“We need to stay in the Premier League.”

 Backroom Staff Thoughts…

“I’m still thinking about it, to be honest.

“I will speak to the guys here and then make up my mind.

“It’s important we get the right people in to ensure this club fulfills its potential.”

Benteke Factor

“Christian is a handful and we need to get him firing again.

“He will be a big part of what we do but we’re not a one-man team.

“A couple of years ago, he was linked with the best clubs in the world and hopefully we can tap into that and he can recapture his form.

“There are big players here, and I need to get the best out of them.”

Bringing through Youth

“They will only play if they are good enough.

“The lads at Tottenham had the right hunger and desire. They’d been brought up on that.

“I will see the players on the training pitch at face value and start making my mind up.

“But for the short period it is all about winning.”

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  1. Liked what I heard. Times a changing. Fingers cossed. Lets get behind him.
    The king is dead long live the king.


  2. Interesting comments he made about his talks with Tom Fox. Got to get through this season with this group of players…next season will be different…i like what he (Tom Fox) had to say…All this with Delph signing a new contract seems to suggest a much more positive future IF we an avoid relegation

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