Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has said he isn’t preoccupied with talk of a takeover for the Midlands club, with his mind clearly set on ensuring the team remain in the Premier League, Sky Sports has reported.
Owner Randy Lerner put Villa up for sale almost 12 months ago but has yet to find a buyer, although there is speculation regarding interested parties who, like Lerner, are from the United States.
Sherwood was asked about the boardroom situation at a Press conference prior to Villa’s game against Manchester United on Saturday and pointed to the Old Trafford club as evidence that there can be speculation about any club’s ownership, and at any time.
“There’s a buyer out there for Manchester United. It’s going to have to be a rich one,” he argued. “Every club is for sale but I haven’t heard anything, no.
“It’s not a concern, I just have to do my job,” added Sherwood. “My job is to prepare the team and keep them in the league this year. It was obviously going to be a difficult task. Nobody said it was going to be easy. There will be lots of ups and downs along the way but I’m confident we can do it.”
Villa are currently 16th in the table, three points clear of the bottom three ahead of Saturday’s fixtures. Sherwood guided Villa to two straight wins – over West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland – prior to the 1-0 defeat by Swansea City that preceded the international break, while Villa are also through to the FA Cup semi-finals, having beaten Albion in the previous round.
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