Former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper has insisted that Aston Villa should not sack manager Dean Smith, as the club struggle to survive in the Premier League.
Reports (per the Telegraph) have been circulating, saying that Smith’s job is under severe scrutiny and John Terry could replace him, but as it stands, Smith is still the manager.
As Villa boss, he has coached 75 games in both the Championship and the Premier League, winning 33, drawing 15 and losing 27. (Transfermarkt). Speaking to Football Insider on Dean Smith, Robinson said, “I would like to think he will not be sacked. I do not know what another manager is going to get from this bunch of players in the time that is left.
“He knows the players but he does need to change things. Whether it is personnel or formation. He often says in his post-match interviews that players are not playing for the shirt, playing themselves out of the team… But he needs to find the formation and the players that will do a job for him, and quickly.
“The performance against Leicester had no real positive signs. They have slipped into 19th and it is looking pretty ominous.”
It is hard to disagree, Villa only have ten games left this season to stay up and it would be hard for any manager to have a positive effect on the club in such a short time. After all, the Villains have experienced this with the failed appointment of Remi Garde back in 2015/16 and there began a miserable period of changing bosses until Smith arrived.
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