Michael Owen: Aston Villa should consider Glenn Hoddle for managerial position

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen backs Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle for the Aston Villa job.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has written on Betvictor.com that Glenn Hoddle would be a good manager for Aston Villa.

Premier League outfit Villa are currently looking for a full-time manager following the dismissal of Paul Lambert earlier this week.

“I wasn’t really surprised by the midweek sacking of Paul Lambert at Villa Park given speculation about his future has been dragging on for months,” the 35-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com. “The manager had obviously lost the backing of the fans but who is out there to replace the Scot?

"I see BetVictor are 2/1 that Glenn Hoddle is given the job and I have been very surprised that he has not been given another high-profile opportunity.

“In my experience he is a top class coach and Randy Lerner would do well to consider the former England manager.”

Tottenham Hotspur legend Hoddle is one of the most respected footballing figures in English football, but at the moment reports suggest that Tim Sherwood is the favourite to replace Lambert.

The Telegraph claims that Villa are in advanced talks with the 46-year-old former England international, who is currently without a managerial job after getting sacked by Tottenham at the end of last season.

Perhaps under the current circumstances Sherwood would be better suited to the Villa job than Hoddle.

The main objective for the Villans is to avoid relegation from the Premier League, and Sherwood would be able to accomplish that.

During his time in charge of Tottenham’s first team last season, the Englishman showed that he can get the best out of players and is not afraid to give chances to youngsters.

Villa do have a good squad, and Sherwood would be able to get the best of the under-performing players and also help the youngsters grow.

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