Former Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld happy for Philippe Senderos after ending Aston Villa nightmare

Otmar Hitzfeld Switzerland

The Swiss defender ended his Aston Villa career recently.

Philippe Senderos's former national team coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has been speaking about the former Aston Villa defender's January switch to Grasshopper Club in Switzerland this week - and he is clearly pleased to see that the former Arsenal defender might have a chance of getting his career back on track now.

Hitzfeld is a now retired legendary manager of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund - but he was also a former gaffer at Grasshoppers in 1988.

Speaking to Tages Anzeiger he was clear with his feelings about Senderos's newest move:

"I'm very happy for Philippe that he has found a club that relies on him and in which he can get some match practice.

"They will the bear fruit of this cooperation and it will be a positive course."

The 30-year-old was released by the club last month.

The former Fulham and Arsenal man was nowhere near the first-team at Aston Villa and the departure of Tim Sherwood and arrival of Remi Garde had no impact on his standing at the club.

He had not played for Villa since featuring in a 0-0 draw with West Ham back in November 2014 - meaning he had not featured for the club in over a year when he left for Switzerland.

He will now hope to put his Villa nightmare behind him and move on, with hopes of Switzerland at Euro 2016 on his mind.

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