Player-turned-pundit hopes Villa approach Hammers boss.
Aston Villa should look at appointing either Sam Allardyce or David Moyes to replace Paul Lambert, former player Stan Collymore has told Bleacher Report.
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Villa have been linked with USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann, but Collymore believes Allardyce could be the most realistic target, whilst also mentionining the former Manchester United boss.
“I think it’s a non starter. I think it would be great. He’s got a lot of charisma, he’s managed the German national team now the US men’s national team,” Collymore said.
“But let’s be honest, do you want to have a fairly cushy job earning good money on the west coast of the United States? Or, do you want to come to Birmingham and roll your sleeves up for a relegation battle? I think it’s a no-brainer.
“Sam Allardyce is out of contract shortly at West Ham. Reviled at West Ham only 18 months ago, a club builder, a benign dictator … a Midlands man.
“If he was given the resources to do the job Villa would be in a similar sort of position that West Ham are in.
“The other way is David Moyes. Could Villa extricate him from Real Sociedad? Even at this early stage of his tenure he is doing quite well with them. He’s getting results and he is a loyal man so the answer is probably no.”