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Tim Sherwood insists he's not aware of any Aston Villa takeover plans

By Staff Reporter

Tim Sherwood insisted he is in the dark about any potential Aston Villa takeover fronted by former Arsenal captain Tony Adams.

The Villa manager admitted, though, his position could be in doubt if any deal is done for the Barclays Premier League club.

Adams has been linked with a move for Villa as part of a consortium along with former Chelsea executive Paul Smith.

Owner Randy Lerner is in the country and was at the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday, although it was just a routine trip.

Sherwood said he was unaware of a takeover in the offing.

He said: "I haven't heard anything. I'm working for the football club, not the individuals who are here. It's one of the biggest clubs in English football. I'm happy to be here and proud to be the manager.

"I know Tony but only through playing. He's a good guy, I have a lot of respect for Tony.

"It's out of my hands - if the club's up for sale a decision will be made if a fee is agreed. But Randy has given me no indication he's lost any enthusiasm for this job. He's excited about what's happening at the moment.

"He's not keeping me on board with any developments.

"If something happens it's up to the someone who comes in to decide whether they want Tim Sherwood as their manager."

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