Mark Bosnich’s response when asked for his preferred Aston Villa boss

Aston Villa are on the look out for a new manager following Tim Sherwood’s departure.

Aston Villa are searching for the manager to replace Tim Sherwood at Villa Park, and former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has discussed the different managerial targets when speaking to talkSPORT.

He said: “I’m not so sure about Brendan Rodgers, because, no disrespect to him as a manager, but the style of football he plays will take time [to bring in]. David Moyes would be interested in the job, and he has tremendous experience, not only in the Premier League, but also in lower leagues where you have to play a certain type of football to survive. Talking about Nigel Pearson as well, who gave Leicester City a chance last season to stay up? And he kept them up.”

Moyes appears to be the favourite target for a number of different fans, with his record in the Premier League doing much to suggest he could keep Villa in the Premier League.

There have been no suggestions that Moyes is ready to leave Sociedad to return to the Premier League, leaving other rumours to circle surrounding a potential move for Brendan Rodgers - now out of work having been sacked by Liverpool.

Nigel Pearson is the other option Bosnich comments on, and he seems impressed with how the former Leicester boss did last season when the Foxes were given almost no hope of staying in the top flight.

Bosnich also sounds a big fan of Moyes, as he is experienced in not just the Premier League, but also in lower league football, and the demands of survival that that sort of situation brings.

Rodgers is not the manager Bosnich would want to see in charge of Villa, as his style of football would take too long to teach to the players he inherits, especially as they are fighting relegation.

Villa need to hire a manager with a proven record of avoiding relegation and, preferably, one that has Premier League experience. Moyes looks to be the best choice, and whilst he is currently in a job, the Villa board should be doing everything they can to try and tempt him to England in the coming days.

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