Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore believes Sam Allardyce is the man for them

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert earlier this week after a string of poor performances.

Aston Villa sacked their manager Paul Lambert earlier this week as the Midlands club descended deeper and deeper into something of a relegation battle at Villa Park.

The club's lack of goals and lack of guile has seen them become predictable, unimaginative and, worst of all, easy to beat.

Plenty of names are now being thrown around the ring regarding who should replace Lambert at Villa Park. The likes of Tim Sherwood, Michael Laudrup and Jurgen Klinsmann for instance are doing the rounds.

But one man who thinks any potential move for the latter is futile is former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore.

The footballer turned pundit was speaking to the Bleacher Report earlier today, where he went into detail about his feelings for who should take over. As far as Klinsmann was concerned he gave a very convincing and true reasoning as to why he would not make the switch:

"I think it's a non starter. I think it would be great. He's got a lot of charisma, he's managed the German national team now the US men's national team.

"But let's be honest, do you want to have a fairly cushy job earning good money on the west coast of the United States? Or, do you want to come to Birmingham and roll your sleeves up for a relegation battle? I think it's a no-brainer."

The German is certainly leaving the charmed life, a move to Villa would be like falling from the beauty spot into the mud pit.

So who should get the role. Collymore believes Villa should go all out for two experienced Premier League gaffers - West Ham boss Sam Allardyce or former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes:

"Sam Allardyce is out of contract shortly at West Ham. Reviled at West Ham only 18 months ago, a club builder, a benign dictator ... a Midlands man.

"If he was given the resources to do the job Villa would be in a similar sort of position that West Ham are in.

"The other way is David Moyes. Could Villa extricate him from Real Sociedad? Even at this early stage of his tenure he is doing quite well with them. He's getting results and he is a loyal man so the answer is probably no.

"But that's the type of calibre of manager Aston Villa need to go for."

While those may indeed be two of the best choices for Villa, the likelihood is that neither boss will want to leave their respective club at this moment in time.

Sherwood it is?

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