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Aston Villa fan, aged 6, is 'pipped to post' as manager

A six-year-old boy who applied for the job of Aston Villa manager was "pipped to the post" by Tim Sherwood, the club said.

Two months ago, Charlie Pye was so convinced his team were heading for relegation he wrote to Villa Park to offer his services.

Sherwood wrote to the staunch fan saying although he had missed out on the position, the club would like to keep his CV on file in case of further vacancies.

Charlie, from Leamington Spa, had wanted his mother and father to be assistant managers, and demanded a modest salary of a signed football.

BBC Midlands Today's Ian Winter went to meet Charlie - captain of Norton Lindsey juniors.

  • 18 Apr 2015