Aston Villa have appointed Dean Smith as their new manager.
Atkinson was manager of Sheffield Wednesday on two occasions.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have really captured the imagination during the summer transfer window.
It's a long time since Aston Villa embarked on such a prolonged winning streak in front of their own supporters.
Aston Villa confirmed his appointment earlier today.
Ron Atkinson has revealed the plan to prepare Pearson to become Wednesday boss back in the late 1990s.
Atkinson believes the FA should turn to Hoddle if a move for Allardyce does not materialise.
Atkinson had an eventful spell in charge at Villa Park.
The former pundit was discussing the strength of next year's division and has tipped the two sides to be contenders.
The former Aston Villa boss has been discussing the Midlands club.