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Six-year-old Aston Villa fan rewards manager with Twix

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Media captionCharlie Pye, 6, applied for the job of Aston Villa manager

A six-year-old Aston Villa fan has sent manager Tim Sherwood a "win bonus" of a multi-pack of Twix chocolate.

Charlie Pye, from Leamington Spa, had applied for the position of manager after Paul Lambert was fired.

But Charlie, who is captain of Norton Lindsey juniors, received a letter from Sherwood to tell him he had been "pipped to the post" in his bid.

Last Saturday's victory over Tottenham Hotspur prompted Charlie to award the chocolate.

Image caption Despite not getting the job of manager, Aston Villa asked to keep Charlie's letter "on file" in case of future vacancies

Charlie's job application specified he wanted his parents to be assistant managers, and bonuses should be paid in sweets and chocolate. His modest salary demand was a signed football and a WWE wrestling figure.

"I think my team talks would be very good and my tactics would be excellent," he wrote.

"We need to stop the goals by getting in the way. We need to score more by shooting on target. This is a winning formula, so my dad says.

"If I am successful, I would also need you to tell my school that I don't need to attend anymore as I have a job."

Sherwood has thanked Charlie for the gift, saying he was "made-up" to receive it.

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