Report: Nigel Pearson certain to become Aston Villa's next manager

Aston Villa are on the look out for a new manager to take charge while they are in the Championship.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, it is ‘certain’ that Aston Villa will appoint Nigel Pearson as their next boss.

Villa are currently on the hunt for a new manager, following their relegation to the Championship.

The Claret and Blues have identified Pearson as their first choice target, and reportedly held talks with the former Leicester City boss.

However, his appointment has not yet been announced as the club are in the process of undergoing a takeover bid.

Randy Lerner has been looking to sell the club for a considerable amount of time, and it seems that he has finally found a buyer.

A Chinese investment group are keen to purchase the Midlands club, and talks are said to be close to being finalised.

The Mirror say that Villa’s new owners have had a say in the managerial appointment, and they feel that Pearson would be the best man for the job.

Pearson guided Leicester to the Championship title back in 2013/14, and Villa will be hoping that he can be similarly successful with them.

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