Collymore: Aston Villa should target David Moyes or Sam Allardyce

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore believes the club should target David Moyes or Sam Allardyce as their new manager.

Aston Villa have given the fans what they've been waiting for; they've finally sacked manager Paul Lambert following a 2-0 defeat to Hull City.

A club statement released on Wednesday evening confirmed that the 45-year-old had left the club after a terrible campaign to date, which was compounded by that loss at the KC Stadium.

No matter which way you cut it, it all looks bad for Lambert; just 12 goals in 25 games is the lowest tally in the Premier League, Villa are without a win in ten games and they lie in the relegation zone with just 13 games left of the season.

Villa are in real danger of being relegated, and must act quickly to try and solve the club's problems - and their former striker Stan Collymore has aired his opinion.

Speaking on talkSPORT shortly after the announcement that Lambert had left Villa Park, Collymore suggested that owner Randy Lerner should look to appoint David Moyes or Sam Allardyce.

"David Moyes isn't going to want to stay in Spain forever," he said. "He is going to be looking at opportunities to come back at a club that he feels he can build and be the kind of benign dictator as he was at Everton."

"Sam Allardyce's contract situation at West Ham is not done and dusted. I'd say no to people that are young and hungry, let's get some experience now for Aston Villa," added Collymore.

Moyes is currently managing in La Liga with Real Sociedad as he tries to put his Manchester United nightmare behind him, whilst Allardyce has earned plaudits aplenty this season, with West Ham performing above expectations in eighth place.

It's difficult to see either manager making the move to Villa Park, but if Lerner is serious about keeping Villa in the top flight, then he needs to spend big and get an experienced Premier League manager in the dugout.

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