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Influence of Sherwood assisted in Aston Villa move – Richards

Aston Villa new boy Micah Richards admitted he had other choices when making a call on his future.


The 27-year old defender left Manchester City earlier this summer to join Villa on a free transfer but could have ended up elsewhere if it weren't for the influence of new manager Tim Sherwood.

"I did have other options," he told Sky Sports.

"But I spoke to the manager, and he knew what I needed as a player to get back playing regularly. He just understood my situation more than anyone.

"He told me what I wanted to hear."

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