Aston Villa are currently on the lookout for a new manager, following the sacking of Tim Sherwood, and Alan Brazil has told talkSPORT that Rangers boss Mark Warburton could be a good choice following his great spells with Brentford and the Gers.
He said: “You know who else could be good, Mark Warburton. Brentford, Rangers - he’s done a great job there. He could be tempted to come south again.”
Villa need to find a manager who can lead them away from the Premier League relegation places, working with a fairly limited squad who have shown no signs that they are yet playing well as a team.
Warburton, in his current spell with Rangers and during his time with Brentford, showed many of these traits, building fantastic squads who performed far above their expected level, whilst playing an extremely stylish brand of football.
His work with Rangers this season has been extremely impressive, especially considering the similarities with the situation at Villa Park. They lost a number of players over the summer, meaning Warburton had to sign almost an entire new first-team, but he has them playing as a fantastic unit - something Sherwood failed to do with his players.
Brazil has suggested that Warburton would be a great choice to hire, although whilst the former Ipswich star has suggested that he could be tempted to head to England again, it is hard to see why he would leave Rangers right now.
They are flying high in the Scottish Championship, and their place in the Premiership next season looks all-but guaranteed, and Warburton is surely keen to stay with a club on the rise, rather than one currently circling the drain of the Premier League.