He firmly believes he's got what it takes to steer Villa away from trouble.
He said: "I want these players to know I'm on their side. It's not them and us. We're all in this together. "
Villa travel to out-of-sorts Newcastle this weekend, with Sherwood desperate to chalk up his first points.
He added: "We need to show that fighting spirit. It hurts me to lose and we've got to get out of that habit to turn things around."