Chris Powell asked if he fancies the Aston Villa job, suggests Nigel Pearson as the ideal candidate

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The former Huddersfield Town boss did not seem overly interested in the job.

Aston Villa’s sorry season could receive its death knell this weekend. If they lose to Bournemouth at Villa Park and other results go against them, the club will be relegated to the Championship for next season.

It has been coming for some time and the club have got through two managers this season, with Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde both getting the chop.

The club are now looking for a new manager for next term – with a Championship specialist believed to be being sought.

Chris Powell certainly knows a thing or two about the second-tier. He managed both Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

So would he be interested in the job? He was asked that very question on Sky Sports News HQ earlier today (08/04/16) and his answer was certainly deflective:

“It’s a club that needs a total revamp. It really does. The playing staff.

“I just feel they do need someone who knows the Championship next season.”

He did however go on to discuss Villa’s managerial vacancy in depth and suggested that former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson was perfect for the role:

“I do feel someone like Nigel Pearson. They need someone who has had the experience of the play-offs, which Nigel had. Someone who has won the league, which Nigel has, and taken a side and revamped the side and the squad. With little elements like (Riyad) Mahrez like (Anthony) Knockaert that gives them that creativity.

“I feel he may be someone who can do that.”

Pearson is currently considered one of the major front-runners to get the job with the likes of David Moyes, Mick McCarthy and Steve Bruce also being mentioned.

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