Robbie Savage’s response when asked if he would take the Aston Villa job

Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage says that he would manage Birmingham City first, not Aston Villa.

Former Derby County and Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage said on the BBC 606 5 live show on Saturday evening (April 9) that he is not interested in becoming the next Aston Villa manager.

Savage, who played for the Villans’ fierce rivals Birmingham City, was sarcastically asked by a Villa fan on the show to take charge of the team next season.

The former Wales international replied: "If I am going to step into management, I would want a bigger club for my first job - Birmingham.”

The conversation between Savage and Villa fan Marilyn on the BBC 606 5 live show on Saturday evening (April 9) was quite interesting, with the caller making it clear that she does not like the way the Welshman speaks about her club.

Savage is a well-known football pundit, and it seems that he is not interested in becoming the new Villa boss.

Of course, it is unlikely that the Villans will actually approach the Welshman, given that he has no experience whatsoever of first-team football management.

Moreover, the 41-year-old is a former Birmingham player, and Villa fans may not be too keen on having someone with a Blues’ past in charge of the team.

Villa are rooted to the Premier League table at the moment and are set to go down to the Championship at the end of the season.

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