By Alex Taylor

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Huddersfield manager David Wagner – and fans have demanded that he be appointed the club’s next manager on Twitter.

Wagner, 44, has been touted in the Guardian as a fron runner for the job after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked after just 12 games in charge at Villa park.

The Birmingham outfit begin their hunt for a new boss as they squander in 19th place in the Championship having picked up just 10 points from their opening 11 league games this term.

Supporters on Twitter were thrilled with the possibility of Wagner becoming the club’s new boss.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Villa were relegated from the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history last season after finishing bottom of England’s top-flight.

Owner Tony Xia had appointed Di Matteo in the hope that the Champions League winning boss would begin a revolution at the club.

The plan looked to be doomed though after the former Chelsea manager picked up just one win in August and drew all of his September fixtures while in charge at the club.

Villa, who have appointed Steve Clarke as caretaker manager, now have two weeks to find a new permanent boss before their next match against Wolves on October 15th.

In other Aston Villa news, Steve Clarke has been appointed caretaker manager of Aston Villa following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, it was announced on Monday morning.