According to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa's proposed takeover talks are delaying the announcement of Nigel Pearson as the club's new manager.
Villa lost again on Saturday afternoon, as even after leading 2-1 away at Watford, two late goals from Troy Deeney handed the Hornets a 3-2 victory.
Relegation is already confirmed, manager Remi Garde left the club in March and executives have been losing their jobs; three things which point to full-scale overhaul at Villa Park this summer as they prepare for life in the Championship.
Villa are also in talks with a host of parties about buying the club - and The Mirror believe that situation is holding up Villa's planned announcement of a new manager.
They report that, after two rounds of talks, former Leicester City manager Pearson looks to have agreed a deal to take the reins at Villa Park after almost a year out of management, but Villa can't announce the deal just yet.
Chairman Steve Hollis is allegedly aware that, if a takeover is completed, the new regime may want a different manager, and he doesn't want to appoint Pearson until the club's future is resolved.
That may be frustrating for Villa fans, especially as Pearson - who won promotion from the Championship with Leicester City in 2014 - is bound to be in demand if Villa don't close a deal quickly, and this latest delay could throw the move into question.
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