Harry Redknapp responds when asked whether vacant Aston Villa job interests him

The Villains are still to find a successor to Tim Sherwood.

Harry Redknapp has talked up the prospects of managing Aston Villa but has distanced himself from taking the reins.

The Villains are on the hunt for a replacement for Tim Sherwood and have found trouble in securing their number one target Remi Garde, according to the likes of Sky Sports.

Redknapp appeared on the ‘Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ show on talkSPORT this morning (aired at 09:00) when he was asked if the vacant position at Villa Park interested him.

“It’s a fantastic football club but I wouldn’t see myself getting that now… It’s a great job for somebody but it would be difficult for me,” said the former QPR and Spurs boss.

“Whoever gets it is going into a real football club with great support - it’s all there for somebody to have a real go at it and make a success of it.

“Even though they’ve lost some key players, you still feel there is enough to stay up this year and then hopefully you’d get a bit of backing in the summer and take the club forward again,” he added.

The 68-year old has been out of the game since his departure from QPR earlier this year and it is not yet clear whether a return is on the horizon.

Villa’s pursuit of Garde has raised plenty of eyebrows - given his limited CV and lack of Premier League experience - and it doesn’t appear to be, at least on the surface, the right appointment for a relegation dogfight.

His nationality has been touted as a potential factor - due to the amount of French-speaking players recruited over the summer - and that could well prove a useful advantage, but there is the sense that the Villains will need more than just language skills to avoid the drop this season.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch