Date: 26th September 2018 at 10:21am
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With ongoing fall out at Aston Villa over both our results so far this season, our performances and manager Steve Bruce’s words about the fans – that’s actually three things isn’t it, damn my intelligence – conversation amongst the fans has already turned to potential replacements and plenty have eyes on Brentford and Celtic.

With some debating which former manager of ours would’ve handled this squad better, others still backing Bruce and plenty recognising what he has achieved with us and improved during his time at the club, there are two clear front-runners based on what I’ve read.

Brentford’s Dean Smith has long been a go-to based on the attractive and largely productive football his sides play – we all saw how they took us apart and they’ve done that plenty of others as they skirt the Play-Off spots in the last few years.

The other is Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers especially in light of his more recent comments given their start to life and summer transfer window issues.

Whilst neither receives a 100% of the proverbial vote, I can see the positive and negatives of both – and of course, other names and managers are available and a number believe a manager in the ilk of Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann should be the type of gaffer we now approach – he’s already pre-contracted up though I believe.

Taking a gander around social media, there’s certainly a groundswell about Rodgers if we can get the Swansea City version and not the Liverpool, and it reflects largely the comments on the Vital Villa Forum – usual caveats apply, language, disagreements, ugly people etc.

Are they the mad few?


5 Replies to “A Number Of Villa Fans Want This Man As Bruce’s Replacement”

  • The new manager , has to have tactics, and a proper procedure of football
    All the Dinasours end up being replaced by the up and coming coaches from
    abroad. Av have to go down that road, no more old school has been Rogers, O’Neil
    Moyes, Wolves found it with Nuno, The standout contender is Smith, followed by Flores ,
    Garcia, Billic or if promotion is blown by SB Henry as the new challenger to put the
    “ PURE” football identity back. In villa park. All we’ve had is clowns since O’Neil.
    The only time this club showed any sense was Gerrard Houilier. The other French manager
    was destroyed by Lerner and co. SB must go now after Bristol Friday

  • New boss will be Paula fonseca currently at shaktar. His agent just happens to be George Mendes.

    Young and hungry all ready successful and highly rated

    • Not sure he would leave a Champions league team to come to the Championship. Shakhtar aren’t short of a few quid either so I’m sure he’s on a decent wage already.

  • I do not understand this desire to get Dean Smith in. He seems like a nice bloke and is a Villa fan, but he’s never done anything. Just because Brentford have been our bogey team since relegation people suddenly believe he will have us playing pretty football and get us promoted! I just dont see it. Brentford were playing nice football before he came along and had previously done better in making the play offs too.

  • Gerard Houllier??? The man who still thought he was managing Liverpool and did his level best to get us relegated??? Do me a favour.

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