Andy Gray suggests Aston Villa should consider a move for this 35-year-old

Andy Gray suggests that Aston Villa consider MK Dons’ Karl Robinson as a managerial candidate.

Andy Gray has suggested to that Aston Villa should make a move for Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson.

Remi Garde was sacked as the Villa manager earlier this week, with Eric Black taking temporary change of the first team.

The Villans are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table at the moment, and it is a virtual certainty that they will get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Former Villa striker Gray has suggested that the club should consider hiring Robinson as their manager next season.

“There are many managers without a job right now: Nigel Pearson, David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers, Garry Monk – four very good British managers that could step in at Villa,” Gray told

“Would they go down to MK Dons to Karl Robinson and take a chance with a young manager like that but there are plenty out there with the right credentials,” added the former Scotland international.

“I just think going foreign would be wrong. Admittedly, Aitor Karanka has done a wonderful job at Middlesbrough but he had decent knowledge of the Championship and there aren’t too many of them around.”

Robinson, who is just 35 years of age, has been in charge of MK Dons since 2010 and has done a remarkable job.

True, the Dons are in danger of getting to League One at the end of the season, but it was the Englishman who got them up to the Championship in the first place.

Villa need to appoint a manager who has extensive knowledge of the Championship.

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