Aston Villa ‘plotting’ transfer swoop for international playmaker as managerial update emerges

Aston Villa reportedly ‘plotting’ swoop as managerial update emerges.

Aston Villa are in the hunt for a new boss after deciding to sack Steven Gerrard. The Midlands outfit have a big decision to make on what direction they wish to take now after parting company with the ex-Liverpool and England midfielder.

They are 14th in the Premier League table and are three points above the drop zone. Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club...

Championship ace on radar

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in QPR playmaker Ilias Chair. Football Insider have reported that they are ‘plotting’ a potential swoop to lure him to the top flight. The Morocco international has been a standout performer in the Championship over recent times and is still only 24-years-old.

Boss not interested

Michael Beale, who worked under Gerrard at Villa Park, left over the summer to join QPR. He has since been linked with a return to his former club as manager after catching the eye with the R’s. However, he has revealed his stance on their current vacancy, as per talkSPORT: “No chance. They’re a great club with great history and good people behind the scenes.

“They’ve had two outstanding managers in the last two years and for whatever reason it hasn’t worked out so I think they may have to look at the way the club is run or the model – is the recruitment all in line? There’s a lot of good people behind the scenes that have got a lot of despair at the moment.”

Managerial latest

Aston Villa would ‘ideally’ like to appoint a manager by early next week, as detailed in a report by Birmingham Live. They beat Brentford 4-0 over the weekend and lifted some of the doom and gloom that has surrounding the club over recent times. Aaron Danks remains in caretaker charge at this moment in time and has made a positive impression so far.