The Sunderland manager has been linked with the England job following Roy Hodgson's departure.
Randy Lerner reportedly blocked David Bernstein's attempts to lure Roy Hodgson to Aston Villa.
David Bernstein and Mervyn King announced their shock departures from the club earlier this week.
David Bernstein has admitted that he expected more football people to be on the board at Aston Villa.
The new board member says he is excited by the challenges ahead for the club but Villa are nowhere near where they should be.
Club legend Brian Little and former Manchester City and FA chairman David Bernstein will reportedly join the Villa board.
The director says the 'Football Board' will be separate from the main club board, and insists it is not simply a substitute for a Director of Football.
Rather than being given token spots in Premier League teams, shouldn't the country's best prospects try and learn their trade abroad?
After snubbing the hand of FA Chairman Davod Bernstein the former England player again brought unwelcome attention to the club.