By Alex Stevens

Stan Collymore has revealed his plan for rescuing Aston Villa from their current crisis.

The 44-year-old former striker is a passionate Villa fan and has been extremely critical of the club’s board for many years.

The Midlands’ club’s current position languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table – 11 points adrift of safety – has prompted Collymore to come up with a strategy to revitalise the club he played for during the late 1990s.

Collymore outlined what he thinks needs to be done to save his team in a series of posts on Twitter on Tuesday night.

The tweets included selling the entire playing squad, who have mustered just one win and eight points this season, as well as almost all the backroom staff.

The striker turned broadcaster, who played for Villa between 1997 and 2000, has also grown frustrated at the lack of youth players coming through the ranks.

Read his plans below…