Aston Villa are looking to bring in a former player to assist Remi Garde.
Villa want to hire a former player to assist Remi Garde, but a report in the Birmingham Mail has poured cold water on the potential of either Dwight Yorke or Stan Collymore returning to Villa Park in the coming weeks.
It is stated that both former strikers have made it known that they would be willing to link up with the club in a coaching capacity to help them secure their Premier League status, but the report indicates that the Villa management will not consider hiring either player.
44-year-old Yorke started his career with Villa, scoring 62 goals in 192 games before leaving for Manchester United, whilst Collymore spent a 54-game spell with his boyhood club in the late 1990s.
Yorke has done his coaching badges and is looking to get into management, whilst Collymore is currently a pundit on talkSPORT, and both consider themselves as someone who can improve Garde’s team.
Villa’s search for a coach to assist Garde has been a long task so far.
They want a coach with Premier League experience, according to the report, but they would also prefer him to ‘know the fabric of the club’ as well.
There are few options out there willing to make the step to Villa Park considering their likely relegation, and the duo of Collymore and Yorke - who actively showed interest in taking a role - are not at all in VIlla’s plans in their search for a new coach.