By Amir Mir

Robbie Savage has jokingly put his name forward to be the number two for the recently appointed Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce.

The Championship club announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday evening that former Birmingham City boss Bruce has replaced Roberto Di Matteo as manager.

Club chief Tony Xia axed Di Matteo after 124 days in charge and appointed four-time promotion winning manager Bruce.

Former Blues midfielder Savage has hailed the Midlands giants for appointing his former manager, as he offered the thought of him and Bruce on the Villa Park touchline.

“Great appointment by Aston Villa getting Steve Bruce as manager,” Savage wrote on his personal Twitter account. “I wonder if he’s looking for a number 2 … my phone is on.”

Bruce managed Villa’s City rivals from 2001-2007, where he won promotion on two occasions, along with former midfielder Savage.

The Former Manchester United centre-back left Premier League outfit Hull in the summer, after he guided the Tigers to promotion last season via the play-offs.

Now he takes over the helm at Villa Park and is tasked with changing the fortunes of a side that is 19th in the Championship, with ten points from 11 games.

His first game in charge will be a mouth-watering contest between Midlands rivals Wolves at Villa Park on Saturday evening.

In other Aston Villa team news, Curtis Davies has backed the appointment of Steve Bruce as the club’s manager.