Former Newcastle United boss John Carver elaborates on his Aston Villa job application

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The former Toon boss has applied for the vacancy at Villa Park.

Aston Villa are currently on the search for a new manager after Remi Garde’s departure earlier in the month.

Plenty of exciting names have been linked with the role – including Nigel Pearson, David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers.

But one name Villa fans appear less than pleased about hearing as an interested party is former Newcastle United boss John Carver.

It was reported this week that he had applied for the job, with the man himself confirming as such to the BBC yesterday.

Now he has been elaborating on his Villa application to Sky Sports. He suggested that there would be over 100 applications for the job and that he was only being rightly ambitious to offer his services to Villa:

"I have had a long lay-off, I am ready to go again. Aston Villa is a fantastic football club and I would say there will be at least 100 applications for this job.

"Anyone who has got any ambition to be a manager or a coach at a club like Aston Villa will apply for it and I am no different. It is a football club that needs rebuilding and that's something that interests me, but obviously the people at the top will make the decisions.

"Let's not forget there are some huge candidates out there, some big names with a lot more experience than I've got. But sometimes you have to go for things because you have to been given an opportunity and have faith in the people trying to appoint the manager.”

Carver would not be a popular appointment.

He struggled to have a positive impact during his time as Newcastle United’s head coach and was at times a point of ridicule for many with his comments in the press.

Villa are needing a better class of manager to turn things around at the club but Carver cannot be blamed for applying for what could be a massive job.

He should not however expect to get a positive reply.

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