Brian Little wanted as a part of Aston Villa promotion bid

Aston Villa's David Bernstein (C) with Brian Little, Adrian Bevington and Aston Villa chairman Steven Hollis (L)

Little was handed an advisory role at Villa in March and now looks set to remain at the club, following comments made by new chief executive Keith Wyness.

Aston Villa's David Bernstein (2nd R) with Brian Little, Adrian Bevington and Aston Villa chairman Steven Hollis (L)Aston Villa's David Bernstein (2nd R) with Brian Little, Adrian Bevington and Aston Villa chairman Steven Hollis (L)

Aston Villa legend Brian Little looks set to remain in his advisory role at the club, after new chief executive Keith Wyness told the Birmingham Mail he is due to discuss the 62-year-old's future.

Little, who managed the club between 1994 and 1998, was handed a return to Villa Park in March in the form of an advisory role.

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The club's first relegation from the top flight since 1987 has since sparked a number of changes, including a takeover lead by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, which has inevitably lead to a boardroom shuffle, including the departure of David Bernstein and Mervyn King.

But the hierarchy has reportedly recognised Little's expertise and passion for Villa, with Wyness confirming that discussions over his future are imminent.

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	Villa manager Brian Little at the end the gameLittle was manager at Villa Park between 1994 and 1998 

Responding to questions over whether Little was to stay the club, Wyness said: "I hope so yes.

"I will be speaking to him. There’s no reason to think he wouldn’t be involved.

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conferenceNew owner Dr Tony Xia during a press conference

"I just haven’t had chance to sit down with him yet. I would think so certainly."

Having quit his job as Jersey manager, there can certainly be no question over Little's commitment to the role, and his enthusiasm for the club is likely to stand him in good stead for securing a long-term role at Villa Park.

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