Wyness, though, has admitted that the Villans did not take the recommendation of the former Manchester United manager.
Villa appointed Roberto Di Matteo as the manager of the first team, but the decision was officially announced only this month.
“I still hold a connection with Sir Alex from our shared time at Aberdeen,” Wyness told The Mirror.
"We were undertaking our research and he recommended a few managers to us. Sadly for Sir Alex, his first choice was discounted.
“Roberto’s appointment was very much the chairman’s decision. However, that’s no slight on Sir Alex. If you can speak to the best for their opinions, why wouldn’t you?”
According to The Mirror, Ferguson suggested to Villa that they should appoint former Everton and United manager David Moyes.
Moyes is without a managerial job at the moment, having departed Spanish club Real Sociedad back in November 2015.
However, it seems that new Aston Villa owner Tony Xia did not heed Ferguson’s advice and chose Di Matteo instead.
Villa got relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign and will feature in the Championship next season.