Report: Aston Villa considering surprise move for Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi

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Aston Villa are reportedly interested in Anderlecht boss Besnik Hasi.

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are plotting a move for Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi, with current boss Remi Garde allegedly set to leave in the next 24 hours.

Villa boss Garde, who was only appointed back in November following the departure of Tim Sherwood, but he has failed to turn the club's fortunes around, and they remain bottom of the Premier League table with only three wins this season.

Relegation to the Championship is merely a formality now as Villa lie 12 points adrift of safety, and it appears that Frenchman Garde will pay the price by losing his job in the coming days.

The Daily Mail report that Villa - who have been criticised for appointing a foreign manager with no Premier League experience in Garde - could look to Europe again for a new boss, with Anderlecht's Besnik Hasi allegedly on their managerial wish list.

Hasi, 44, is a former Albanian international defender who spent six years as Anderlecht's assistant boss before taking charge of the club in 2014, leading the club to the Belgian league title and eventually into the Champions League, where they memorably came from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw against Arsenal.

Hasi has been praised for his work developing the likes of Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans, as well as former Anderlecht stars such as Chancel Mbemba, Cheikhou Kouyate and Aleksandar Mitrovic, all of whom are now playing in the Premier League.

With a 53% win rate with Anderlecht, Hasi has impressed as a manager, and it's believed that Villa are considering a move for him because of his work with young players, as Villa may rely on the likes of Andre Green, Jack Grealish and Callum Robinson next season, though Hasi's appointment would again draw criticism given his lack of experience in English football.

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