According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa considered hiring former Rangers boss Ally McCoist as their new manager before appointing Tim Sherwood on Saturday.
Villa suffered a 2-0 defeat to Hull City on Tuesday, which resulted in manager Paul Lambert losing his job just a day later.
That loss at the KC Stadium made it ten Premier League games without a win, and plunged Villa into the relegation zone - which appears to have been the final straw for owner Randy Lerner.
Villa have now announced that their new manager is Sherwood, who is back in football after nine months away since his departure from Tottenham in May.
However, a club the size of Villa will have obviously received plenty of applicants for the vacancy, and the Daily Mail believe that Ally McCoist was one of them.
McCoist, 52, left his position as Rangers boss back in December, but is allegedly looking to continue his managerial career in England.
The Daily Mail report that McCoist was on a list of candidates that would be approached if Sherwood didn't take the job, but that situation never arose, leaving McCoist to look for other opportunities.