Danny Murphy explains why Aston Villa face same managerial problem as Tottenham

Danny Murphy

Danny Murphy believes Aston Villa face a similar problem to Tottenham.

Pundit Danny Murphy has told BBC's Match of the Day 2 Extra that Aston Villa face a similar problem to Tottenham in their search for a new manager.

Villa chose to part company with manager Tim Sherwood on Sunday afternoon, having lost 2-1 at home to Swansea Cty less than 24 hours earlier.

With just one win to their name this term, Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table, and whilst the task of keeping them in the Premier League is a daunting one, there is also a chance to resurrect one of English football's sleeping giants.

However, one former Premier League star believes that Villa could have major problems in attracting a new manager to the club.

Danny Murphy has told BBC's Match of the Day 2 Extra that, due to the transfer committee in place - where managers don't necessarily get a say in transfers - few top managers would be willing to work for Villa, and they could face similar problems to Tottenham, according to the former Spurs midfielder.

"The best managers will not go in to a structure where they have very little say on transfers," said Murphy. "If you want good quality managers, they're going to want to change the structure. For example, Tottenham always give the job to a manager who's going to put up with what he's given and what he's told to. He might have a say, Pochettino, but he's certainly not in charge."

"Now, if they wanted to go and get Van Gaal, for example, before he went [to Manchester United], he wouldn't have gone to Tottenham in that structure. And that's the problem Villa are going to have. If things remain the same in terms of recruitment, how the club is run - the top managers are never going to go there," he added.

Tottenham fans may not quite agree with Murphy there, considering how impressive Pochettino has been during his time at White Hart Lane - suggesting that he himself may in fact be a top manager, despite Murphy's claims - but Villa may already have to re-think their transfer policy.

Villa supporters want to see the likes of David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers brought in, but without more control over the players coming in to the club, it's hard to see managers of their calibre making the move to Villa Park.

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