New Aston Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins' best ever quotes

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The appointment of Ray Wilkins as Aston Villa assistant manager will see the Chelsea man link up with Tim Sherwood and we are pretty happy about that.

Aston Villa fans can look forward to the twin sights of Tim Sherwood and Ray Wilkins in the Villa Park dugout next season, after the former Queens Park Rangers and Fulham boss was confirmed on their website as the club's new assistant manager.

Once no.2 to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, the 58-year-old's most recent stint in management came with the Jordan national team.

It was something of a disastrous spell, however, with Wilkins winning just one of the 12 games he was in charge for with Jordan exiting the 2015 Asian Cup in the group phase.

So how will Wilkins fare at Aston Villa? Who knows? But if there is one thing the Villa new boy has got up his sleeve, it's a daft quote or five – here are some of the best.

Assessing aerial ability:

"That's exactly how you head a ball... you use your head."

How yellow and red cards work:

"It's the first booking that gives him the second one."

The Liverpool groove:

"Liverpool don't take touches — it's either one-touch or two-touch."

Transfer deadline day, Wilkins-style:

"My phone has been red-hot and we are making some progress."

A fusion of styles:

"The gelling period has started to knit."

A man of the people:

"Look at the fans behind the goal. Nobody’s appealing for a Villa penalty. OK, they’re QPR fans, but..."

The secret of Nani's success:

"The interesting thing about Nani is that he has two feet."

Commenting on one particular Emmanuel Adebayor injury:

"[It looks] a bit hamstringy. If it’s a hamstring, then ooh, it’s a naughty one. He’s certainly holding his hamstring or the top of his buttock."

The magic of Ronaldo:

"Ronaldo is always very close to being onside or offside."

Wilkins coming over all David Brent:

"West Ham have committed 13 fouls, but they weren't fouls, they were commitment."

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