Former Liverpool boss already being linked with Aston Villa job

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has emerged as one of the candidates to replace current Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, according to reports from the Metro.

The 42-year-old was recently sacked by the Reds following his team’s 1-1 draw against Everton earlier this month with odds-on favourite with Australian bookmakers and former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp taking his place.

Villa have been struggling so far this term, sitting 18th in the Premier League, picking up only four points from their last eight matches.

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Sherwood is said to be under heavy scrutiny from the board heading into his next two matches against Chelsea and Swansea City as expectations are higher than ever.

Apart from Rodgers, the club is believed to have already drawn up a list of possible managerial candidates should upcoming results not go their way.

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is another name being considered, while Nigel Pearson, Sean Dyche, and Patrick Vieira are also being linked.