Aston Villa are reportedly set to sack Remi Garde in the coming days.
Danny Murphy has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT that he believes David Moyes or Nigel Pearson should be appointed as Aston Villa boss.
Villa are reportedly set to sack Remi Garde in the coming days (The Sun), as they begin to prepare for life in the Championship.
The Claret and Blues appear destined to be relegated, as they are currently 12 points adrift of safety, with just seven games remaining.
And Murphy believes that the Midlands side should be looking to appoint a manager with experience of the Championship.
“I think someone like [David] Moyes or Nigel Pearson [should go in there],” the former Fulham midfielder said. “They are people how know the Championship.”
Pearson is currently the bookies’ favourite to become Aston Villa’s next manager, and it has been suggested that the former Leicester City manager would be willing to take over at Villa Park by the Birmingham Mail.
Pearson has previously won the Championship, and he knows the division like the back of his hand.
Another manager with a vast amount of experience at Championship level is Neil Warnock, and Murphy also feels that the current Rotherham United boss would not be a bad appointment for the Villains.
“There could certainly also be worse appointments than Neil Warnock,” Murphy said.
Villa have won just three matches all season, and there is expected to be a huge amount of change at the club over the summer, leaving whoever takes over with a big task on their hands to stabilise things.