Respected manager willing to take on Aston Villa challenge

David Moyes is open to taking charge at Aston Villa even though the Midlands club will be in the Championship next season, according to reports from BBC Sport.

The Villans were put out of their misery on Saturday when they slipped to a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, ending their bleak battle against the drop with five games yet to be played.

In truth, last year’s defeated FA Cup finalists have been destined for the second tier for much of the campaign, with both Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde having been dismissed amid a flurry of lifeless performances.

However, even with a playing squad in possession of questionable mentality and off-field issues surrounding owner Randy Lerner’s commitment to Villa, reports claim that Moyes is keen on the job, although he hasn’t been contacted by the Birmingham outfit.

The former Everton gaffer is out of work after being sacked by Real Socidead last year, whom he took charge of after a disastrous spell as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Man United.

Moyes has watched Villa in action of late, but is aware that the financial side of a potential deal could hold up proceedings.

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