BBC Sport - Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa boss wants Villa Park to be daunting

Sherwood wants Villa Park fortress

New Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wants Villa Park to be as tough a place to come for visiting sides - just as he remembers it during his playing career.

The former Blackburn captain also describes the decision to take charge of the Midlands club as "a no-brainer" in his first news conference as manager.

The ex-Spurs boss says he will take his first training session with the squad on Tuesday, ahead of Saturday's Premier League game with Stoke City.

Sherwood was in the stands and spoke to the players at half-time during Villa's 2-1 FA Cup fifth round win over Leicester City on Sunday.