Aston Villa ‘keen’ on European coach as six head out the exit door

Latest Aston Villa news and rumours on Friday

Aston Villa have decided to sack Steven Gerrard following their slow start to the new Premier League season. The Midlands outfit were beaten 3-0 away at Fulham last night.

They now need to choose a new manager. Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club...

Sporting Lisbon boss on radar

Aston Villa are reportedly interested on Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorin as they hunt for Gerrard’s replacement. The 37-year-old has done an impressive job over in Portugal and is being tipped for a bright future in the game. According to a report by the Express & Star, the top flight club are ‘keen’ on luring him to Villa Park.

Fellow coaches depart

The club has confirmed on their official website that Gary McAllister, Tom Culshaw, Jordan Milson, Scott Mason and Neil Critchley are all also leaving the club. The latter only joined over the summer and left his role as manager of Championship team Blackpool.

First-team coach Aaron Danks has been placed in interim charge until a successor is found. He will take the away trip to Brentford this weekend.

Championship boss recommended

Former Aston Villa player Lee Hendrie believes QPR manager Michael Beale should be considered. The 42-year-old has recently turned down the chance to go to Wolves. Hendrie has said on Sky Sports: “I’d like to see someone like a Mick Beale who could drive the club forward, a man that’s striving to do well with new ideas. As we said he knows the football club, I think having a big name in adds more pressure, it’s more expectation.”