Premier League cult hero Benito Carbone throws his hat in the Aston Villa managerial ring

The Italian says that managing Aston Villa would be a dream.

Aston Villa go into tonight's Capital One Cup game with Southampton without a first-team coach after Tim Sherwood's sacking on Sunday.

The former Tottenham boss had led the club to a dismal run of six straight Premier League defeats and that saw him given his marching orders by the club.

In the days that have followed there has been no lack of potential replacements having their names thrown into the hat to take over from Sherwood.

Some have come out of left-field and Benito Carbone has come from out of space.

The Italian, who spent one season with the club on the turn of millennium, told the Birmingham Mail this week that managing Villa is his dream:

“After retiring, I became a head coach/manager and one of my future goals is to become the Aston Villa’s manager, I consider this club, for my experience, one of the best in England. It would be my dream to manage there.”

The report also claims he has informed Villa chiefs he would be keen on the job but he is not considered to be in the running.

Carbone has worked with Pavia, Varese, Saint-Christophe Vallee d'Aoste and Pro Sesto in Italy whilst his brief coaching experience in England so far was as a special consultant to the Leeds United academy - a role which lasted two months.

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