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.com) - Delon Wright scored 17 points and No.Nigel Pearson and David Moyes are the frontrunners to replace Remi Garde as Aston Villa manager, Sky Sports News HQ understands. David Bernstein, who joined the board in March, is understood to be heading up a three-man committee which will seek out a replacement for Garde, who left the club by mutual consent on Tuesday.Former manager Brian Little and Adrian Bevington - another new arrival at Villa this week in an advisory role - are the others involved. Who will be next Villa boss? David Moyes and Nigel Pearson head list of Aston Villa manager contenders Nigel Pearson is available after leaving Leicester last summer having saved them from relegation Pearson was sacked by Leicester in June 2015, despite a remarkable run of seven wins in their last nine games which retained their Premier League status.He has not managed since leaving the King Power Stadium, but former Villa midfielder Ian Taylor believes he may fit the bill due to his experience of Championship football.Taylor, who played for Villa from 1994 to 2003, said: He could be [the right man for the job]. I think hes got the experience of getting a team out of the Championship for sure. The right people have paid the price for Aston Villas poor form - according to their former striker, Ian Taylor Anyone who takes the job is going to have a big, big job. Theres going to have to be a big turnaround of players so there will be players coming and going.You need the right kind of players to play in the Championship. Ive played in that division myself and its relentless. Theres a lot of games and you need the right kind of characters to get out of there.Moyes has been without a managerial role since he left his position at Spanish side Real Sociedad in November. Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is surprised by the timing of Remi Gardes departure The Scot spent more than 11 years at Everton and was chosen as Sir Alex Fergusons replacement as Manchester United manager in 2013, but lasted less than a year at Old Trafford.Moyes then made the surprise switch to La Liga but lasted one day short of a year and was dismissed following a ppoor start to this season having won just 12 of his 42 games in charge.dddddddddddd A look back at Remi Gardes short stay as Aston Villa manager, in numbers Garde left Villa after a poor run of results which saw him win only three times in 23 outings after replacing Tim Sherwood less than five months ago. Aston Villa fans ask for change at the club following the sacking of Remi Garde With Villa rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, the committee is taking a realistic approach towards the fact a new man will probably not want to be associated with taking the team down to the Championship. Villa have lost their last five games, most recently when they were beaten 1-0 at Swansea An appointment is not expected immediately but an announcement is anticipated once the former European champions relegation into the Championship is mathematically confirmed. The right people have paid the price for Aston Villas poor form - according to their former striker, Ian Taylor In the meantime, Eric Black will remain in place as acting manager. Villa resume their league campaign at home to Chelsea on Saturday. Also See: Who will be next Villa boss? Gardes woeful record Villa stats Get a ￡10 free bet! Youth NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys
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