Martin O'Neill comments on whether he'd be interested in the Aston Villa job

Aston Villa parted company with Remi Garde yesterday evening.

Martin O’Neill has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Aston Villa manager in the Daily Star.

O’Neill, who is currently in charge at the Republic of Ireland, has been touted as a potential replacement for Remi Garde.

However, the 64-year-old has suggested that he is very happy as manager of Ireland and he would not be keen to move back to Villa.

"I have a job to do here,” he said, when asked whether he was interested in taking over from Aston Villa, ”I am delighted with the job.”

O’Neill was in charge at Villa Park between 2006 and 2010, and he delivered the most successful period in recent memory at the Midlands side.

O’Neill helped Villa into Europe during his time in charge, and since his departure things have got progressively worse.

Villa are now stuck at the bottom of the Premier League, and they have won just three games all season.

The Claret and Blues’ poor form cost Garde his job, with the French boss and the Villains parting company by mutual consent yesterday.

Nigel Pearson, Sean Dyche and Steve Bruce are amongst the bookies’ favourites to become the next Villa manager.

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