Sherwood bids to change Villa mentality

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May 31, 2015 10:55:55 UK

Tim Sherwood.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has vowed to change a “losing mentality” at Villa Park after his side’s FA Cup final defeat.

Villa offered little resistance as they were beaten 4-0 by Arsenal in the final at Wembley on Saturday.

Sherwood managed to guide the Midlands outfit to safety in the Premier League but he doesn’t want to be involved in the relegation battle next season and revealed he is hoping to bring in a number of new faces when the transfer window reopens.

“We gave the fans nothing to cheer about today but I promise them it will get better,” Sherwood told the BBC.

“We’ve stayed in the division but we have a losing mentality. We don’t want to be scraping relegation next season.”

He added: “It’s a learning curve and we need to build a new team.

“Some of the boys have already been told they won’t be here next year or they can find other clubs. I want to be honest with players and don’t want to be stringing experienced players along.

“But it’s not just new additions to the squad but also getting some of the players we do have to play in a different way, to change the mentality of a few of them.”

Villa are 5.00 to be relegated next season, while Chelsea are 2.37 to successfully defend their Premier League title.

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