Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is fighting to save his job at the club, according to the Telegraph.
The former Tottenham Hotspur chief is under intense pressure to turn the club around, having lost six out of the last seven Premier League fixtures.
Despite leading the Villa Park outfit to the FA Cup final last year, the 46-year old finds himself under the microscope with the side struggling at the wrong end of the league.
He kept the club in the top tier following his appointment as Paul Lambert’s successor in February, but Villa Park bosses could be set to wield the axe should he fail to convince them he is the right man for the job.
With crunch ties against the likes of Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and Spurs on the horizon, Villa are in desperate need of a lift.
They sold key players in Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke over the summer, bringing in a raft of young European players as replacements.