Villa Manager Job Enters Final Stretch
After a week of avoiding the silly stories of Steve McClaren, Big Sam, Sherwood’s return and the like, MOMS can now get more interested in the process of appointing the next Aston Villa manager.
As you’ll be able to tell from the forthcoming MOMS podcast (hopefully out in the next 24hrs), we’re not too excited by the potential candidates, but Tony Xia announced on Twitter today that the due diligence and consideration of all the potential contenders has been done and we are now down to the final two.
Updates:We’ve working hard last week from25to10to3(not as reported)to2.Have to state again that our decision was nothing due to impatience.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 7, 2016
Doctor Tony seems keen to point out that the three doing the rounds in the media are not 100% correct. I’m guessing that this is ruling out David Wagner of Huddersfield, who I wouldn’t expect to leave his current club at this point and also he hasn’t exactly proved himself beyond being the ‘flavour of the month’.
As MOMS stated before the Roberto Di Matteo sacking was announced, in real terms, you’d expect Steve Clarke to be in the mix and him being the caretaker manager, ensures the club don’t have to panic or rush any appointment.
You’d think it would be a choice between either a manager who will get us promoted in the short-term and then might be dumped in the Premier League, or a manager that has cache for the top league too, since that is the ultimate goal.
As for Steve Bruce. I have very mixed feelings about appointing him, as it would pretty much rubber-stamp the club’s fall from grace into mediocrity.
At least, we’ve entered the realms of reality now and there are real contenders rather than just rumours and clickbait stories.
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