Report: Aston Villa consider Sherwood's former Spurs team-mate Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet is reportedly in the running to become the new Aston Villa manager.

According to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa are considering Gus Poyet as a potential replacement for sacked manager Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood, who kept Villa in the Premier League and took them to the FA Cup final last season, lost his job earlier today following a dismal start to the campaign.

With just one league win, Villa are now bottom of the league, and Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City proved to be Sherwood's final game in charge of the club, lasting just eight months in the role.

Now, the attention turns to finding a replacement, and the Daily Mirror report that Gus Poyet is a possibility, even with Remi Garde becoming the early favourite.

Poyet, 47, has been out of work since leaving Sunderland last season, with his final game ironically coming after a 4-0 home defeat to Sherwood's Villa.

The Uruguayan was a midfield team-mate of Sherwood's during their time together at Tottenham during the early 2000's, and even after his poor spell at Sunderland, it seems he is still under consideration for Premier League jobs, with Villa allegedly interested.

Poyet almost certainly wouldn't be a popular choice for Villa fans, considering just how disappointing his Sunderland side were, and ex-Lyon boss Garde may be a preferred option as a result.

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