By Harry Sykes

David Moyes has dropped out of the running for the Aston Villa manager’s job – and supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Moyes was included on a three-man shortlist to replace Remi Garde and was tipped to be the new manager after being interviewed last week.

It is said representatives of new owner Tony Xia held lengthy face-to-face talks with Moyes at the former Manchester United and Everton manager’s home on Thursday night.

However, the BBC reported on Monday afternoon that the Scotsman has now ruled himself out after considering the job over the weekend.

The ex-Manchester United and Everton manager has been without a club since being sacked by Real Sociedad in 2015.

Supporters reacted with frustration, scepticism and humour on Twitter to Moyes’ decision.

Crisis club Villa will now turn their attention to finding an alternative in what is proving a difficult managerial search.

Nigel Pearson was the preferred candidate selected by outgoing chairman Steve Hollis, while Roberto Di Matteo also impressed Xia’s advisors but he is said to be in talks with Lazio.

In other Aston Villa news, former defender Shaun Teale has offered to teach one of the club’s underperformers how to play football.