Aston Villa eye either Burnley boss or Leicester architect to mastermind Premier League return

Aston Villa are weighing up either Burnley manager Sean Dyche or former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson as replacements for Remi Garde, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Midlands club are in a sorry state, rooted to the foot of the Premier League and all but certain to face relegation to the Championship.

Following his arrival as Tim Sherwood’s replacement in November, Garde has been unable to guide them to safety and is widely thought to be on verge of losing job.

In light of their utterly dreadful campaign, a culmination of a few dark years at Villa Park, they have appointed a new board member in David Bernstein to restore some pride to the club.

He, along with club legend Brian Little, are understood to favour bringing in a British manager who has previously masterminded a promotion to the top tier.

Clarets boss Dyche impressively led the club to the Premier League in 2014 and despite relegation last term, has continued to reel in the plaudits at Turf Moor.

Meanwhile Pearson has been out of work since being axed by Leicester over the summer, though did manage to keep the Foxes up last season before their shock title challenge this time around.