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(...)

Aston Villa have sacked   manager Paul Lambert. Photograph: Oli scarff /  AFP/  Getty Images

Paul Lambert has been sacked by Aston Villa after a disastrous run of results that has seen the club slip into the relegation zone. Lambert, who was a(...)

  Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (left) with former  assistant manager Roy Keane (centre) and first team coach Scott Marshall   at Villa Park.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Aston Villa have dismissed reports claiming Roy Keane had a bust-up with players before he quit the club last week. Newspaper reports emerged on Mond(...)