Why Villa need to bring in newly departed QPR man as assistant manager

Aston Villa should look to give Glenn Hoddle a quick route back into work after he left Queens Park Rangers earlier today.

Aston Villa should seriously contemplate bringing Glenn Hoddle in to fill the vacant role as Paul Lambert's assistant manager. 

Lambert has not appointed a new second in command since Roy Keane left and bringing in Hoddle could be a good option due to his experience. 

Villa are in a huge slump of form at the moment and Lambert clearly needs all the help he can get if he is to turn their form around. 

The Midlands outfit have scored just 11 goals in 23 matches and some fresh ideas about how they can increase their attacking threat would only be a good thing. 

Hoddle left Queens Park Rangers earlier today, meaning he will be actively looking for employment, and Villa would do well to offer him a job. 

The 57-year-old has had a glistening career, taking charge of the England national team and the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur and that knowhow could be invaluable to Lambert for the remainder of the season.

At the moment Villa are three points clear of the relegation zone but they will be dragged into the bottom three if things don't improve in an offensive sense and Hoddle's appointment may help considerably in this respect. 

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