Brad Friedel says he would 'love' to return to Aston Villa one day

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The former Villa goalkeeper has declared his interest in returning to the club one day, presumably in a coaching capacity.

Former Aston Villa shot stopper Brad Friedel says he would 'love' to go back to Liverpool, Villa and Blackburn Rovers at some stage down the line, according to Sky Sports.

The American has recently retired from playing, shortly before his 44th birthday, and says he is finishing his pro license as a coach.

Friedel is therefore looking to link up with his last club as a player as much as possible (Tottenham) but also says he would love to return to some of his former clubs.

The goalkeeper spent the longest time of his career at Blackburn but was also an Aston Villa player for three years, with the Midlands club his last before joining Spurs.

And Friedel says he had a 'great time' at Villa, as well as Liverpool and Rovers, prompting him to one day wish to return - presumably in a coaching capacity.

The 43-year-old told Goals on Sunday:"I'll be finishing my pro license. I have about 12 months to run on that so I'll be back and forth and obviously with the tie with Tottenham I'll try and come back as much as possible.

"I'll also love to go back to Liverpool, Villa and Blackburn at some stage as the years go by because I really did have a great time at each of those clubs."

Aston Villa could certainly do with some help in the goalkeeping department, meanwhile, with Shay Given shipping six goals at Southampton on Saturday afternoon and Brad Guzan also receiving criticism for his form this season.

Could Friedel be the man to teach Villa's next generation of shot stoppers how it's done?

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