Mark Bosnich has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT, which was broadcast on 13th April, that he would like to see David Moyes appointed as Aston Villa manager.
Villa are on the hunt for a new boss following the departure of Remi Garde last month.
The Claret and Blues are expected to take their time as they look to ensure that they get the next appointment correct.
And Bosnich has backed Moyes as his first choice, with Nigel Pearson as his second - should the former Manchester United manager turn them down.
"I would say David Moyes, if not probably Nigel Pearson," the Australian said, when asked who should become Villa's next manager.
"The smartest move they have made for a long time is to put Brian Little as the footballing director. They should listen to him now as he’ll know what it takes to get out of the Championship and to get them back where they deserve to be."
Moyes and Pearson are both amongst the favourites to land the job at Villa, with the Midlands side expected to turn to a manager with plenty of Championship experience.
Villa have never before been relegated from the Premier League, meaning it is a long time since they last played football outside the top flight.
The Claret and Blues are expected to have a major overhaul in the summer, with the new manager facing a tough test to stabilise the club.
Villa’s relegation has been inevitable for some time now, but it will be confirmed this weekend - if they fail to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.