Stan Collymore's response when asked whether he wants the manager's job at Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are on the hunt to find a new manager following the departure of Remi Garde last week.

Stan Collymore has insisted on TalkSPORT programme ‘Kick Off’ that he is not interested in the managerial role at Aston Villa.

Collymore has been keen to offer his help to Villa, as they look to bounce back from their impending relegation.

However, former Claret and Blues front man has suggested that he wants to be handed a role where his job is to identify and recruit talent, rather than a managerial one. 

“No, I wouldn’t,” Collymore said, when asked whether he would be interested in taking the Villa job. “And I wouldn’t want to be at any club. What I want to do is get in a car, train or a plane and wear either a Nottingham Forest blazer or an Aston Villa blazer.

“I would like to do that hard work of saying ‘there you go Aston Villa’ or ‘there you go Nottingham Forest’ and give them a list of 30 players. Then when they get promoted or win a trophy I can sit back and take a look of satisfaction.”

Villa are currently on the search for a new manager following Remi Garde’s dismissal last week.

The French manager parted company with the Midlands club by mutual consent, after what was a disastrous time at the helm at Villa Park.

Garde won just two Premier League matches with the Villains, and he failed to guide them away from trouble.

Villa are currently stuck 15 points adrift of safety, with their relegation now looking inevitable.

Nigel Pearson, Steve Bruce and Sean Dyche are currently the favourites to land the manager’s job at Villa.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch