David Moyes’ former assistant Steve Round, who almost joined Remi Garde’s staff, suggests he’s perfect for Aston Villa job

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Steve Round believes someone like Moyes - or Sean Dyche and Steve Bruce - would be perfect for Villa.

Aston Villa are on the hunt for a new manager. Remi Garde has parted company with the club by mutual consent after failing to pick up the form at the club since taking over from Tim Sherwood.

The Frenchman’s replacement is now being sought and the likes of David Moyes and Nigel Pearson are two names being commonly linked with the job.

Moyes former assistant at Everton and Manchester United Steve Round believes that this is the right sort of man for the job.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Friday (01/04/16) he stated his belief that a manager of Moyes’ ilk would be perfect for the role:

“I think Aston Villa obviously went down a foreign, global, coach route with Remi Garde. Looking for a bit more of a football type manager, appointed by a different set of people.

“Now they have got some good people in there who are more British orientated, so to speak.

“The characters they are talking about, the people being linked with (the Villa job), I think is much better now for Aston Villa going forward. The likes of Sean Dyche, David Moyes, Steve Bruce – these are hardened professionals who know the job, know management, know the club.

“They will get to the bottom of the DNA that is Aston Villa. I think, whoever they appoint, as long as it is down those tracks, would be a good manager."

Round of course nearly became part of the coaching staff at Aston Villa. Shortly before and just after Remi Garde got the job he was linked with a role in the Aston Villa coaching department.

But as the Birmingham Mail reported in November the deal never happened, as Garde brought his own coaching staff in and Round did not want a junior role at the club – although he did meet with the Frenchman.

If Moyes got the job, then Round himself might end up at Villa Park after all.

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