Aston Villa are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Steve Bruce on Wednesday and there is already plenty of speculation regarding potential replacements.
The Championship promotion hopefuls have seen their top-six ambitions come under threat following a run of just one victory in their last ten matches in all competitions, raising the importance of needing to come to the right decision.
Headlines have already been grabbed by Villa’s reported interest in Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca, who has earned plenty of plaudits for his success with the Ukrainian side and the style of football he has adopted.
Luring Fonseca away from Champions League football to the second-tier of English football is a tough ask but would certainly send a statement of intent to the rest of the division, and the reports have gone down well with Villa fans.
We have gathered some of the best reactions to Villa’s Fonseca interest below.
Ambitious. Good innovative coach who’d do well I think but would we pay the compensation and would he leave mid season?
— Shelley (@ShelleyOzzy) October 3, 2018
Perfect then ?
— Michael J Edwards (@MichaelJEdwar14) October 3, 2018
— Keith Aston (@kaston000) October 3, 2018
— Noah (@noahx77) October 3, 2018
Rather Fonseca then Rafa… Much better manager .. can’t really see either tbh… #avfc
— Borris (@BorrisAVFC) October 3, 2018
First I’d go for Fonseca if he says no then Rodgers then if he says no then Dean Smith there my top 3 targets!if not any of them 3 then Oscar Garcia. If none of the above then Henry or Arteta! #avfc
— Aston Villa Updates (@AstonVilla_info) October 4, 2018
hope paulo fonseca gets the job…ideal man to get villa out of this turgid way of playing…but whoever they get …dont get on his back if he doesnt get us up this season …we re playing catchup again ….U T V …S O T C
— r h (@Chardrocknroll) October 4, 2018
Loving the reports of maybe getting Paulo Fonseca at villa. #astonvilla
— Sukhdev Singh (@kingsukhdev) October 4, 2018
Paulo Fonseca for Villa, would be immense
— Mark Wilkinson (@wilko154) October 3, 2018
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