Eric Black shares what he knows about Aston Villa's managerial search

Aston Villa are on the hunt for a new permanent manager following the dismissal of Remi Garde.

Eric Black has told Aston Villa’s official site that all he knows about the club’s search for a new permanent boss is that the process is ongoing.

Villa have placed Black in temporary charge, while they search for a new manager following the dismissal of Remi Garde last month.

Black admits that he doesn’t know too much about who his replacement will be, but he is convinced that there will be plenty of managers interested in taking the job.

"I think it has to be the correct person,” he said.

"Whether that is now or July 1 - I don't think that is as important.

"The people above will take their time to get the right person.

"I haven't spoken to anybody today but as far as I know it's an ongoing process.

"It is a massive football club. I think there'll be 100 people who'll take it, who will want to be associated with it, will want to be given the opportunity to do it.

"But the club has to pick the right one because it is a big challenge and it is a hard challenge. But it is also a wonderful challenge and it is not an impossible task.”

Black has lost every one of the matches he has taken charge of at Villa so far, with the Midlands side’s poor continuing under his stewardship.

Villa have won just three league matches all season, and they are currently 15 points adrift of safety.

The Claret and Blues’ relegation is inevitable, and the club are set to make masses of changes of the summer.

Nigel Pearson and David Moyes are said to be at the top of Villa’s managerial wishlist by the Daily Mirror, but the club are believed to be in no rush to make an appointment.

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