Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa boss expects to win over club's fans

Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood has won 10 of the 26 games during his time in charge at Aston Villa

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says he will win over the club's supporters despite speculation about his future.

Sherwood became Villa boss in February, took them to the FA Cup final in May and kept them in the Premier League.

However, after a poor start to the season that has seen them win just one of their first eight league matches, Villa are 18th on four points.

"The fans were singing my name three weeks ago - they'll be singing it in three weeks' time," said Sherwood.

The former Tottenham manager is "100% certain" that the club will be in the top flight next season, but has taken "full responsibility" for their poor start.

Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood took Aston Villa to the 2015 FA Cup final at Wembley, where his side lost 4-0 to Arsenal

He has also denied speculation that he was disappointed by the signings the club made during the summer.

"There isn't one signing I didn't want. I like them all," he added.

"Every manager has difficult periods and this is my first one but I will get through it. I will take everything on the chin and I will turn it around.

"My objective this season is to stay in the Premier League and I have full 100% belief that we will do that."

Aston Villa play at Chelsea on Saturday before a home game against Swansea on 24 October.