By Dominic Toner
Sam Allardyce is one of several names being mentioned for the Aston Villa managerial job – and the club’s supporters would be thrilled with his appointment.
Villa announced on their official website on Monday that manager Roberto Di Matteo had been sacked after 123 days in charge.
The Italian boss was relieved from his duties at Villa Park after just one win from 12 matches in charge of the club in all competitions.
Allardyce agreed a mutual resignation last week with England following an undercover investigation into corruption in football.
The former West Ham boss left after just 67 days in charge and with a 100 per cent win record from the his one game for the national side.
He is one of several unemployed managers that Villa could be monitoring and their fans have revealed on Twitter they would be pleased if he joined the club.
Please let's get Allardyce in.
— Sam (@AVFCSfan) October 2, 2016
— Jake Maiden (@JakeAdamMaiden) October 3, 2016
I'd reluctantly take Bruce, but he's not in my Top 3. My top 3 are: Allardyce,Smith and Wagner. #avfc
— Sam (@AVFCSfan) October 3, 2016
Have to say I'd rather have Allardyce than Bruce for #AVFC – if that was the choice!
— Andy Jackson (@Jacko442) October 3, 2016
Allardyce IN!!! #avfc
— Dipesh Soma (@Lil_Dee22) October 3, 2016
Have we not learned fm McLeish?! No to Rowett or Bruce & no to McLaren or Sherwood too! If we can't tempt Howe, it's Allardyce for me #AVFC
— Arran Sutherland (@ArranSutherland) October 2, 2016
— Julian Jones (@juleslolo) October 2, 2016
Let's bring Mr Allardyce and his 100% England record over to VP #AVFC
— Stevie (@steviecrane) October 2, 2016
Allardyce has a huge amount of experience in management and could be tasked with helping Villa return to the top-flight.
The 61-year-old has previously achieved promotion with Bolton and West Ham to the Premier League and is a successful manager.
Villa have endured a difficult start to the Championship season and have won just one of their first 11 matches.
The club were hopeful of challenging for promotion this season but currently sit 19th in the table, already 10 points adrift of the play-off places.
In other Aston Villa news, Robbie Savage believes that this manager should replace Di Matteo.