Neil Warnock responds when asked if he wants Aston Villa job

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Rotherham boss refuses to rule out option of taking over at Aston Villa.

Neil Warnock has refused to rule out the option of becoming Aston Villa manager next season.

Warnock is currently the Rotherham United boss, having been appointed earlier this year on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

He has led them to five wins in their last six games, giving them a real shot of avoiding relegation.

A side which appear destined to join them in the Championship are Aston Villa, who are rock bottom of the Premier League and have just fired manager Remi Garde after only two wins from his 20 games in charge.

Warnock was asked by Sheffield Live if he would be interested becoming the next Villa boss, and refused to rule out the possibility.

He said: "If you had told me three months ago that you'll end up Rotherham United manager I'd have thought you were going loopy. But here I am.

"I never write anything off, but I'm committed to the cause here, I want to get us success and keep us up, but you don't know what is around the corner after that."

The Mirror this week reported Aston Villa want to appoint a British manager who has a track record of earning promotion, and Warnock fits the bill, having led Sheffield United into the Premier League.

At 67, he would not represent a long term appointment by Villa, but if they are looking for somebody to steady the ship, who knows the Championship, his recent results at Rotherham show that they could do worse.

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