Randy Lerner, the American billionaire businessman and owner of England’s Aston Villa soccer club, flew in to a meeting in England with his team’s new leader Tim Sherwood. The two men had never met before.
Sherwood was hired to replace the recently sacked former head coach Paul Lambert. Lerner watched the team hold practices and listened to Sherwood’s plans for the future.
Sherwood said that taking the job with Aston Villa was a “no brainer.”
At a press conference Sherwood also said, “It`s a fantastic opportunity and a huge football club. When I got the call asking if I would be interested, it was a no-brainer. Yes. I`ll take the job and then we`ll negotiate later, see if they like what I`m about.”
“I spoke to him (Lerner) briefly but I spoke to (chief executive) Tom Fox at length about the vision of the club. I liked what I heard, ” he said.
“It`s different this season to the long run because we`re in a difficult situation right now. I need to get the best out of this group then we can look at it again.”
A picture posted on the team’s official Twitter page of the men meeting out in the cold at the practice field came with the caption, “SHERWOOD TAKES TRAINING: Randy Lerner watches on from the fields of Bodymoor Heath today. #avfc”