Trevor Sinclair backs Nigel Pearson to become Aston Villa's new manager

Trevor Sinclair believes former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson would be a good appointment for Aston Villa.

Former England international and current pundit Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that he thinks Nigel Pearson could be ideal for Aston Villa.

Villa's 1-0 defeat away at Swansea City on Saturday evening means they sit 12 points adrift of safety, and relegation to the Championship appears to be a formality right now.

Manager Remi Garde has failed to turn the club's fortunes around since arriving as Tim Sherwood's replacement back in November, and the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Garde could lose his job before the end of the season having failed to impress at Villa Park.

The same report also suggested that Villa were looking towards Nigel Pearson as a possible replacement for Garde. The 52-year-old has been out of management since leaving Leicester City last summer, and is seen as a potential perfect candidate for Villa.

With experience of winning the Championship from Leicester's 2014 title success, Pearson has the credentials Villa are looking for, whilst he also kept Leicester safe in the Premier League last season, something Villa would want if they did go back up.

Now, former England international and current pundit Trevor Sinclair has been asked for his thoughts on Pearson's possible move to Villa Park, and he told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that Pearson would fit the bill perfectly for Villa.

"Why not? He knows about promotion, he knows about sustaining Premier League survival," said Sinclair. "He would definitely fit the bill, and with what we've seen happen at Leicester, he needs to take a lot of praise for that, because he's a big part of it," he added.

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