Report: Highly-rated FA chief Dan Ashworth wanted by Aston Villa after spell with West Brom

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Former West Brom director Dan Ashworth is reportedly wanted by Aston Villa.

According to the Daily Star, Aston Villa want FA chief Dan Ashworth to join the club's football board as they completely revamp the club's setup.

Villa are hurtling towards relegation, as after just three Premier League wins this season, they sit bottom of the Premier League with only 16 points, now 12 points adrift of safety.

A huge overhaul of the club is already underway, as chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt have already left the club, and more changes are expected after Villa put together a new football board to oversee matters.

David Bernstein and Brian Little have both arrived to help Villa rebuild, and a new head of football operations could also be on the way at Villa Park this summer.

The Daily Star report that Villa are keen on FA director of elite development Dan Ashworth, who is one of the most highly-rated executives in English football.

The 45-year-old made his name with Villa's local rivals West Bromwich Albion, working as a sporting and technical director at The Hawthorns to great acclaim, before being poached by The FA in 2012.

Now, it's claimed that Villa want Ashworth to return to the Midlands as the club's new head of football operations, though whether he would want to leave his influential role with The Football Association for a stint in the Championship remains to be seen.

Would Ashworth be a good appointment for Villa?

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