Reports continue to link Aston Villa with Steve Bruce, Stan Collymore reacts on Twitter

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Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Hull City manager Steve Bruce.

The future of Aston Villa boss Remi Garde remains in question, with the club still sat bottom of the Premier League table, and hurtling towards relegation.

Villa have won just three games in the Premier League this season, and the sacking of Tim Sherwood in October hasn't really aided their battle against the drop.

Garde arrived as Sherwood's replacement in November, but speculation already surrounds his position, with the Daily Star reporting that he could be offered a return to former club Lyon at the end of the season.

Even if that offer doesn't materialise, Garde may end up leaving the club anyway, with major questions over whether Villa will seek to appoint a manager with more Football League experience, to help spearhead their fight for immediate promotion.

The Mirror recently reported that Villa are keen to land Hull City boss Steve Bruce, but released a new report on Friday, claiming that he would require a generous transfer budget to leave the KC Stadium for Villa Park.

Bruce, who formerly managed Villa's rivals Birmingham City, currently has Hull challenging for promotion back to the Premier League, having suffered relegation last season.

With the reports continuing to link Bruce with a move to Villa Park, Villa fan and former striker Stan Collymore took to Twitter, posting symbols widely recognised as replacing profanity, when hearing about the prospect of Bruce arriving as Garde's replacement - suggesting that he wouldn't be quite so keen.

Given his links with Birmingham City, his fairly defensive nature and his failure with Sunderland, Villa fans may well join Collymore in thinking that Bruce isn't the man for the job - but with Football League experience and a track record of turning clubs around, like Hull, he at least deserves some consideration.

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