Impossible... Report explains reason why Aston Villa can't land Dyche or McCarthy


Aston Villa reportedly can't do a deal for any manager in work.

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa can't make moves for Burnley boss Sean Dyche or Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy due to compensation issues.

Villa's relegation to the Championship was finally confirmed on Saturday evening, as a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United sent Villa down to the second tier after a dismal campaign.

Big changes are expected this summer, with a full-scale overhaul needed at Villa Park - and some of that work has already been done ahead of the summer transfer window.

Manager Remi Garde left the club last month, whilst executives Tom Fox and Hendrik Almstadt have also left the club having been held partially responsible for this terrible season.

Now, the search is on for a new manager - but a worrying new report suggests that Villa could be limited to managers out of work, such as Nigel Pearson or David Moyes.

The Telegraph report that Villa have been targeting Burnley's Sean Dyche and Ipswich Town's Mick McCarthy, but those moves are currently deemed as 'impossible' - because of the compensation involved to pry them away from their current clubs.

Both managers have been pushing for promotion this season, but seemingly won't be heading to Villa Park as Villa look to keep costs to a minimum this summer.

It suggests that Villa aren't willing to pay compensation to land a new manager, something that Villa fans could be concerned about - but if they manage to land a big name free agent like Moyes or Pearson, the hierarchy would probably be forgiven.

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