By Harvey Byrne

Robbie Savage has stated that Aston Villa should go for his former Birmingham boss Steve Bruce after sacking Roberto di Matteo on Monday.

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.

Savage, who played under Bruce for four years at Villa’s fierce rivals posted on his personal Twitter account that the Midlands side should look to appoint the former Manchester United centre-back.

Bruce is currently without a job after leaving Hull in the summer following a successful campaign with the club, where he returned them to the Premier League.

That was his second promotion with the Tigers to England’s top flight, while he also got Birmingham promoted to the Premier League twice.

However, with the England job currently vacant following Sam Allardyce’s mutual resignation last week he has been linked with the role.

The 55-year-old has been a manager for 18 years now, starting with Sheffield United in 1998, while managing seven other clubs, which includes Birmingham, Hull, Wigan and Sunderland.

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke has been appointed the caretaker manager at Villa, although he may not even take charge of one game with the next match scheduled against Wolves after the current international break.

In other Aston Villa news, Villa players have been left “bemused” by the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.