10 Worst Aston Villa Managers Ever
6) Tommy Docherty
Tommy Docherty will always be remembered as one of football’s greatest personalities. But his stint with Aston Villa wasn’t a very good one. He was in charge for a short while but in his 46 games, he only won 13 and lost 17 with a 28.26%-win percentage – the 5th worst win percentage by a manager in Aston Villa’s history. He was sacked by the club in January 1970 when his team was at the bottom of the second division.
5) Alex McLeish
Alex McLeish was controversially hired as Villa manager just 5 days after he left rivals Birmingham city. Villa fans protested outside Villa Park after his appointment. They even had anti-McLeish graffitis outside Aston Villa training ground.
The Midlands club’s other rivals West Brom finished above them for the first time in Premier League history in McLeish’s reign. He lost 33 out of 42 games he was in charge of but somehow managed to keep the club in the top-flight avoiding relegation only by two points. He also set an undesirable record of only four home wins. Alex McLeish is widely regarded as one of the worst Aston Villa managers ever.
4) Tim Sherwood
Tim was appointed manager after the sacking of Paul Lambert in February 2015. His time with Aston Villa only lasted for 7 months and it was full of embarrassments. The playing style of the team under him was not good at all. The only reason due to which his win record isn’t as bad as it should have been is because of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph.
The start of the 2015/16 season under Sherwood is ultimately what commenced the worst campaign in the West Midlands club’s top-flight history. The English manager was sacked in October 2015 after failing to win any of his last 10 games which led the team to 19th place in the league.