Why Villa should turn to Moyes, not Rodgers, if Sherwood is sacked

David Moyes In Emirates Press Conference

The Scot would be a good appointment for Aston Villa. The former Liverpool boss would be a disaster.

Tim Sherwood is still the Aston Villa manager. But many fans know the pundits and the pally reporters who defend Sherwood simply because he's English and ignore his tactical failures don't really have a leg to stand on.

If the Villa boss can sort himself and get things right, long may he continue. But, if things carry on as they are going right now, Sherwood won't survive for much longer - and rightly so.

The favourite to replace him currently is David Moyes, according to the Daily Mirror.

And, again, he is rightly the favourite. A previous front-runner, also as reported by the Mirror, would be a far worse choice in Brendan Rodgers.

Indeed, if it comes to a shootout between the two, the Aston Villa hierarchy would have to assess their squad and club.

Rodgers succeeded at Swansea City after the foundations were laid for him. But, at Liverpool, he inherited Luis Suarez and was a shell of a manager without him. Villa don't quite have a Suarez among their ranks... 

At Liverpool, the Northern Irishman also failed to sort out his back four for over three years. If Rodgers' second-placed side two seasons ago conceded over 50 goals, how many would he concede at the wrong end of the table at Villa??

No, Moyes is the ideal candidate for a side like Villa right now. Look what he built at Everton. Even in their worst season, relegation was avoided - and that's all the Midlands side should care about at the moment.

The Scot builds solid, defensive sides. Those are the kind of sides that stay up. Rodgers plays strikers at left wing-back, goes on about 'philosophy' and 'intensity' and, after several years in management, still doesn't have a clue about how to defend. He's basically Sherwood mark two.

If the current boss goes, then, hiring Moyes would be a no-brainer.

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