By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore believes Burnley manager Sean Dyche would be “insane” to fill the vacant post at Aston Villa.

Premier League manager Dyche saw his odds shorten by leading bookmaker William Hill on Saturday from 33/1 to 8/1 to take over the reigns of the Championship club. He has since drifted out to 16/1.

Former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce remains the bookies’ favourite to take over from Roberto Di Matteo (1/5 with William Hill), with the former centre-back reportedly set to take charge in the coming days.

Ex-Villa striker Collymore believes highly-rate coach Dyche should remain at Burnley, with the Englishman building a solid foundation at Turf Moor.

“He’d be insane to join us,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account. “He’s got a solid squad, a respected board and structure. And Premier League!”

Dyche guided Burnley to the Premier League for the second time in three years last season by registering 93 points and winning the Championship title by a margin of four points.

His side are currently 14th in the Premier League table with seven points from their opening seven games, having picked up two victories.

Caretaker boss Steve Clarke is currently in charge of first-team duties at the Midlands club, with Wolves set to visit Villa Park after the international break on October 15.

In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce has reportedly lined up his first three signings at the club.