Former Premier League striker Dwight Yorke has stunned supporters by stating he wants to take over from Tim Sherwood.
Yorke used to play for Villa before leaving for Manchester United in 1998, and now works as a pundit for SkySports and various media outlets.
He told Talksport: "People will say I don’t have any experience, but we’ve seen people with experience go in there and struggle to do a job.
"I know that club inside out and I’ve looked at the squad, there’s enough in there to get them out in this position and there’s enough time as well.
“It’s whether the owners are prepared to give an aspiring young manager an opportunity.”
Aston Villa are currently rock bottom of the Premier League with only four points all season, and need to start putting together results quickly when their next manager is appointed.
It would be a shock if Villa owner Randy Lerner decided Yorke, who has never before held a management job in club football, as the answer, but the sad fact is he probably could not do worse that Tim Sherwood did over the first three months of the season.
Yorke played more than 200 games for Villa during the 90s, but also had a short spell controversially with rivals Birmingham City in 2004/05.
Here is a look at how supporters reacted to Yorke's comments via Twitter...
Mad but I wouldn't mind Dwight Yorke back at Villa and in the hotseat! He can do no worse than previous.. #avfc— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavis_52) October 26, 2015
#avfc Dwight Yorke, thanks but no thanks! We've already got a Lerner in charge.— Littlescoop (@littlescoop) October 26, 2015
#AVFC - Dwight Yorke: "Yes, I want the Villa job." Do me a favour, sunshine - you're 'aving a larf!— brucemac ... (@brucemacgolf) October 25, 2015
Dwight Yorke has expressed his interest in becoming the new Aston Villa Manager, I would give it 9 months and he would be off #AVFC— Danny Roberts (@DannyMRoberts) October 25, 2015
There is no Denying Yorke is a villa legend, but we need experience to sort this out, Sorry Dwight, #avfc— Richard Griffiths (@Griffwad83) October 25, 2015
Dwight Yorke wants manager's job, I may as well apply for it too,#AVFC— Mark Baker (@markbaker1876) October 25, 2015