Eric Black admits Aston Villa is his biggest club yet

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The caretaker manager has offered his backing to the club's board in their search for Remi Garde's replacement.

Aston Villa’s acting manager Eric Black has admitted that the club is the biggest he has worked at so far, in comments to the club’s official website.

The Villans are currently bottom of the Premier League after a disastrous campaign that looks set to see them drop into the Championship.

If and when they are relegated, many feel they would be the biggest club that has dropped out of the top flight since its inception in 1992.

And Black admits that this is the biggest he has worked at, adding that they should be challenging at the other end of the table given what’s at their disposal.

"As a professional, I become a supporter of the teams I work at very quickly. That's what I do,” he told avfc.co.uk.

"I have worked at big clubs - Sunderland, Celtic - which is one of the biggest clubs in Europe - but I think this is the biggest club I have ever worked at.”

"This is a club that should be challenging up the other end of the table. It's got everything in place. But something has gone badly wrong and it needs to be addressed."

The current boss has also insisted he has full faith in the club’s new look board to make the right decision on their next manager.

Remi Garde was sacked last week, and David Bernstein, Brian Little and Adrian Bevington, who have all joined the club in recent months, have been tasked with finding his replacement.

The likes of David Moyes, Mick McCarthy and Nigel Pearson have all already been touted as potential targets.

Who they decide to appoint will be key to the club’s future, and Black believes that trio is capable of making a successful choice.

"The Football Board has very qualified people,” he added.

"They will take their time and do due diligence. They will come up with a manager to take the club forward. I think they have capable people on board.”

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