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Robson set to join Sherwood at Villa

Robson is poised to join Villa. Credit: PA

Mark Robson is set to join Tim Sherwood's new-look backroom team at Aston Villa after Scott Marshall left the club.

Former Norwich coach Robson is expected to become Sherwood's first-team coach at Villa Park.

Marshall left on Tuesday, following Paul Lambert out of the club after the Scot's sacking last week.

Villa's Sinclair targets FA Cup glory

Scott Sinclair celebrates his goal against Leicester. Credit: PA

Scott Sinclair is eyeing an FA Cup triumph as Aston Villa look to end their season of struggle in more positive fashion.

The winger scored his first goal since August 2012 to help clinch a 2-1 fifth-round win over Leicester on Sunday.

It was in front of watching new manager Tim Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert on Saturday.

"It is getting to that stage where any team can beat anyone on any given day," said the Manchester City loanee.

"All the teams that are left will be thinking they've got a chance to get to the final.

"We have a chance as well but we will have to see who we get in the next round."


Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood sees his new team beat Leicester in FA Cup

Tim Sherwood watched his new Aston Villa side take on Leicester City in the FA Cup fifth round from the stands at Villa Park.

Tim Sherwood (centre) takes his seat before kick-off at Villa Park. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association

Even though he wasn't managing Villa on the day (he did, however, give a half-time team talk), Sherwood will claim a winning start to his tenure in the Midlands, as goals by Leandro Bacuna and Scott Sinclair were enough to earn a 2-1 win over struggling Leicester.

Villa will discover their quarter-final opponents on Monday night.


Sherwood confirmed as new Aston Villa manager

Tim Sherwood has been appointed the new manager of Aston Villa.

The 46-year-old, who was most recently in charge of Tottenham, takes over the Premier League club from Paul Lambert, who was sacked on Wednesday.

A statement on Villa's website read: "Aston Villa Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Sherwood as our new manager.

"Tim, 46, joins after a long and successful coaching career with Tottenham, culminating in a short but successful period as manager, and has agreed a contract that will see him take charge until the end of season 2017-18."

Aston Villa need experienced boss - Marshall

Aston Villa caretaker manager Scott Marshall says the club need a new boss with experience.

Scott and Andy Marshall have taken change of the team since Paul Lambert's departure, but neither of them will be given the job in the long-term.

Scott Marshall thinks Villa need an old head. Credit: PA

"This is a big club and it's not somewhere for someone to cut their teeth," he said.

"It's certainly a big club and I would say there's not many things which are going to prepare you for this experience so I think a manager with experience is probably necessary but it's not really my decision or my call."

Aston Villa striker believes club will benefit from 'fresh ideas' and 'new tactics'

Darren Bent believes Aston Villa will benefit from a fresh approach after Paul Lambert's sacking and backed the club to stay up.

Bent didn't get much first team action under Lambert. Credit: PA

Manager Lambert was axed on Wednesday night with Villa third from bottom in the Premier League and winless in their last 10 games.

The striker and Lambert fell out at Villa and was loaned to Fulham and Brighton before he joined Derby on a season-long loan last month.

And the former England international believes a new manager would lift the club in their battle against the drop. Bent said:

I think maybe they just they need a fresh approach really. I don't know who they have got in mind to become their new manager but someone needs to go in there with a bit of freshness, mix things up a little bit, and just try something new.

They are in a tough position. If someone comes in with fresh ideas, new tactics, it might just give the whole place a lift, including the supporters, the staff, everyone associated with the club.

– Aston Villa striker Darren Bent

Aston Villa sack manager Paul Lambert

Aston Villa have announced the departure of manager Paul Lambert.

Paul Lambert has left Aston Villa after nearly three years in charge. Credit: PA Wire

Lambert, who replaced Alex McLeish as Villa boss in June 2012, leaves following a poor run of results which left the club in the relegation zone.

The Scot's last game in charge was Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Hull City.

A club statement said: "Aston Villa Football Club has parted company this evening with manager Paul Lambert.

"The club would also like to place on record its thanks to Paul and take this opportunity to wish him every success in the future."

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