Former Wolves man in line for PL job as Aston Villa chase ex-Chelsea star

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Aston Villa have been handed a major transfer boost as a former Wolves man is in line for a Premier League manager’s job.

The 2023/24 Premier League season has come to a close. It has been a campaign of peaks and valleys for both Wolves and Aston Villa - but what are the two rivals doing ahead of next season?

Villa have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of a former Chelsea midfielder - meanwhile, a head coach who played for Villa and Wolves in the past is considered the ‘favourite’ to land a vacant manager’s role in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa given boost in race to sign Luton Town’s Ross Barkley

Villa are looking to bolster their midfield ahead of next season, where they will be partaking in the Champions League. To do this, the Villans are looking to bring former Everton and Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley to the club.

According to a recent report from Football Insider, Barkley wants to play Champions League football next season - his time as a professional footballer is running out, as he is now 30 years of age. As such, he wants to push his career to the limit. He has had a strong season with the hatters, having scored five goals and registering four assists over the course of 32 Premier League games.

Rob Edwards in line for Ipswich Town role

Kieran McKenna has achieved great things with Ipswich Town, guiding the Tractor Boys from League One to the Premier League in just two seasons - but he may not be with them for much longer, as Brighton are looking to acquire his services.

If Edwards makes the jump to the south coast, Ipswich will target Luton Town’s Rob Edwards to become their new head coach, according to a report from TalkSPORT. Edwards turned out for Villa and Wolves during his playing career, making eight appearances for the Villans and 100 appearances for Wolves.