Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen said on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (broadcast from 10am, May 7) that Aston Villa can return to the Premier League.
Villa have already been relegated to the Championship and will play in the second tier of English football next season.
“It is going to be hard for them to bounce back, but I think with the money that they get now, the payments even if they go out of the league, I still think you should be able to bounce back,” said former Newcastle United striker Owen on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (broadcast from 10am, May 7). “With the right management, I still think you should be.”
Villa are one of the biggest clubs in England, and they should be doing all they can in order to bounce straight back to the Premier League.
If the Villans make the right managerial appointment in the summer and then allow him to make the signings, then there is a good chance that they will be in contention of at least a top-six finish in the Championship next season.
It will be tough for Villa, though, especially given the number of strong teams in the Championship.
Newcastle United, Norwich City, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers could all be challenging for the playoffs and more next season.