Christian Benteke of Aston Villa scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Tim Sherwood looked to the heavens, clenched his fists and started to dance around on the pitch. It was the last of three minutes of injury time and C(...)

Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)

New Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has said Christian Benteke is vital to his side’s hopes of Premier League survival. (Photograph: Reuters / Alex Morton)

Tim Sherwood has described taking the Aston Villa job as “a no brainer” and admitted that rebuilding Christian Benteke’s confidence will be key to kee(...)

Shay Given produced a vintage display to keep Aston Villa level in the first half of their FA Cup fifth round tie with Leicester City. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/AFP Photo

Aston Villa 2 Leicester City 1Tim Sherwood made an instant impact at Aston Villa when he left his seat in the directors’ box to address the players a(...)

Shay Given rolled back the years with an outstanding save to deny Matty James during Aston Villa’s 2-1 FA Cup fifth round win over Leicester City. (Sean Dempsey/AFP/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 2 Leicester City 1This was supposed to be a watching brief for Tim Sherwood but the new Aston Villa manager was never going to be able to (...)

Tim Sherwood has been named as the new Aston Villa boss. (Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

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 Barclays(...)

Tim Sherwood: Tipped to take over at Villa

Aston Villa are determined to bring in a long-term successor to Paul Lambert rather than a firefighter until the end of the season and Tim Sherwood i(...)

Queens Park Rangers’  caretaker manager Chris Ramsey in the dug out during the away win over Sunderland.  Photograph: Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Ramsey has emerged as a serious candidate to get the manager’s job at Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season, after impressing since ta(...)

Qatar club Lekhwiya’s head coach, Michael Laudruop of Denmark, has overtaken Tim Sherwood as the favourite for the QPR job. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/Getty Images

QPR may find it difficult to make Michael Laudrup their “dream manager”, according to the Dane’s agent.The Hoops, who recorded a first away Barclays P(...)

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has said he believes he has found his dream manager to replace Harry Redknapp. (Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

QPR appear close to appointing Harry Redknapp’s successor after chairman Tony Fernandes suggested he has landed his “dream manager”.Redknapp, 67, step(...)