According to a report from The Telegraph, Aston Villa could appoint Damien Comolli as their technical director - if a Chinese consortium take over the club.
Villa are preparing for a full-scale overhaul of the club, and with underperforming players set to leave and a new manager poised to arrive this summer, it promises to be a crucial few months for the Premier League's bottom club, who have already been relegated to the Championship.
Owner Randy Lerner has been heavily criticised, and The Telegraph report that a Chinese consortium is bidding to take the club off Lerner's hands an inject some much-needed cash into the club.
Part of their plans, according to the report, include handing a role to Frenchman Damien Comolli, with a position as technical director on offer.
Comolli, 44, has been heavily criticised during his time in football, having had spells in English football with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, where fans blasted him for poor signings.
He did secure the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov for Spurs, but he also saddled the club with players like Giovanni dos Santos, Kevin-Prince Boateng, David Bentley and Heurelho Gomes, none of which had any success at White Hart Lane.
Additionally, Comolli brought Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson to Liverpool, but fans turned against him for splashing out on Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing.
It's been a hit-and-miss career for Comolli so far, and Villa fans may fear the worst if he arrives at Villa Park this summer, given how the recruitment staff failed so badly last summer, and Comolli's reputation suggests he may not be much better.
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