By Coral Barry

Ron Atkinson believes David Moyes would be a ‘good fit’ at Aston Villa to replace Remi Garde.

Villa are rock bottom of the Premier League as they nosedive to the Championship and Atkinson has identified Moyes as the man to replace Garde.

The current manager is expected to pay the price for the dreadful season after just two league victories since Garde took over from the sacked Tim Sherwood in November.

Atkinson spent three years as Villa manager leading them to a runners-up league medal in 1993 and believes that either Moyes or Nigel Pearson should be tasked with rebuilding the Midlands club.

“Both of them would be a good fit,” said Atkinson speaking to the Express and Star. “You need someone who can find players and if you look at Moyes’ record at Everton, he brought in the likes of Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and many more.
“They are what I would call proper managers and that is what Villa need now.”
Target man: Pearson has been shortlisted by Villa to replace Garde

Target man: Pearson has been shortlisted by Villa to replace Garde

Villa have already begun the culling process at the club with new chairman Steve Hollis ushering sporting director Hendrik Almstadt and chief executive Tom Fox out of the door last week.
Former Leicester manager Pearson has been the bookmakers’ favourite as the next Villa manager in recent days, but Moyes’ odds were dramatically slashed on Thursday.
Reports have been increasing that Moyes has told the club he is interested in the job even if Villa is relegated at the end of the season.