Three managers Aston Villa should avoid hiring at all costs

After Tim Sherwood's sacking, several candidates could end up at Villa.

Brendan Rodgers - 8/1 (Sky Bet)

There are many Aston Villa fans who have expressed hope that the club goes all out to bring Brendan Rodgers to the Midlands. But there are a few key reasons it would be the wrong call.

Indeed, Tim Sherwood was fired after a series of bizarre team selections and being exposed for not having any tactical nous. Exactly the same happened for Liverpool at Rodgers. Sherwood's Christian Benteke was Rodgers' Luis Suarez.

Without either striker, both managers are nothing. What Villa need is a man who can sort out their back four - the Northern Irishman didn't do that in over three years at Liverpool.

Villa could go for the 42-year-old but it would prove a big risk. And, after every defeat, Rodgers' insane chattering about 'intensity,' 'character' and 'philosophy' would drive supporters mad.

Andre-Villas Boas - 20/1 (Sky Bet)

An outside shot, sure, but the bookies clearly feel Andre Villas-Boas is a candidate. This one would be even worse.

Those calling for Rodgers at least know they will be getting a man used to the Premier League, almost winning the title when a string of circumstances went his way. You couldn't say that about AVB.

A faiiure at two clubs, the Portuguese coach only thrives when he has the best side in the division and plenty of money to spend. That's hardly the case at Villa and hiring Villas-Boas would likely end up with the coach falling out with several key players within weeks.

Harry Redknapp - 28/1 (Sky Bet)

If Aston Villa run out of options, they may find themselves turning to a man who ends up linked with every Premier League job.

They'd be better to steer well clear. As Harry Redknapp's time at Queens Park Rangers showed, he doesn't have the stomach for a relegation fight.

And, as his 't'riffic' work as a pundit since has shown, he doesn't actually know what goes on in football anymore. The sum of Redknapp's analysis is to either state the obvious or just the plain wrong, while he clearly has an agenda against hiring foreign managers that massively clouds his judgement. Might that be something to do with him not being able to get a job?

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