Aston Villa are looking to appoint a manager to take over from Eric Black for next season.
Steve Watson has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on the morning of the 28th April, that he believes Nigel Pearson would have a good chance of getting Aston Villa straight back into the Premier League.
According to the Daily Mirror, Pearson has already held two discussions with Villa’s board as he edges closer to the job.
And Watson believes that the appointment of the former Leicester City boss would work out well for his former side.
“With Villa, I’m very sad that they have gone down,” he said. “I went to watch a youth cup game the other week, and the stadium is fantastic.
“But I do think that if they pick Nigel Pearson as their next manager they have a good chance of bouncing back.”
Villa have endured a disastrous campaign this season, where they have won just three Premier League matches.
The Villains have had four different managers in charge, but the players have not performed under any of them.
As a result, major changes are expected to be made at the Midlands club during the summer transfer window, as they look to rebuild.
Pearson is expected to land the job now, and he has experience of winning the Championship.
Pearson led Leicester to the top of the second tier during the 2013/14 campaign, and he will be hoping to be similarly successful if he does take the Villa job.