Stuart Pearce claims Sean Dyche would be Aston Villa’s best choice for manager


Aston Villa are on the lookout for a new manager following Tim Sherwood’s sacking.

Villa are searching for a new boss to lead them out of an ongoing relegation battle, and Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT that the Midlands side should look to hire Sean Dyche of Burnley, who he calls the best manager outside of the Premier League.

Pearce said: “If I was Aston Villa, I would go and get Sean Dyche. He is the best manager outside the Premier League at this moment in time. Danny Ings, Kieran Trippier and Jason Shackell all left in the summer and Dyche has still managed to maintain Burnley.”

Dyche is certainly worthy of taking a job in the Premier League after his impressive time at Turf Moor, and Pearce makes a striking similarity between Villa’s situation under Sherwood and what Dyche has had to face with Burnley.

Sherwood lost three key players over the summer - Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph - and Dyche has had to rebuild a Burnley team after losing Ings, Shackell and Trippier.

Despite losing these players, Burnley sit third place in the Championship table, with seven wins from 13 games, and they look well set to continue their form and fight for promotion back to the top flight.

Sherwood could not work the same magic at Villa after losing three key players, and Dyche certainly has the pedigree and required skills to be a success with the Midlands side.

However, whilst he may be a great choice for manager, it is hard to see why Dyche would want to leave Burnley. They are flying high and fighting for promotion to the top flight, whilst Villa are likely to find themselves in the Championship next season.

Dyche looks to have more chance of getting to the Premier League if he stays with Burnley, rather than making the move to Villa Park.

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