By Alex Taylor
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has admitted it would be difficult to let fans decide who the next manager should be at Villa Park.
Xia, 39, sacked Roberto Di Matteo last Monday following a dismal start to the Villans Championship campaign.
The Villa chief is reportedly considering former Hull manager Steve Bruce and Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner as two of the candidates for the position.
When asked on Twitter if fans should be allowed to vote in the next boss, Xia replied that he would like supporter involvement “but it won’t help the searching” as it would make “negotiations more difficult”.
I'd like to but it won't help the searching. It was similar to make negotiation more difficult as we approached the players in the summer. https://t.co/x0fmsABKSz
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 5, 2016
It is understood that Xia believes a public vote would give any prospective new manager too much power in contract negotiations.
Di Matteo managed just one win the 12 games as Villa boss and became the third manager in a year to lose his job with the midlands outfit.
The former Champions League winning boss has left Villa squandering in 19th place in the Championship having picked up just 10 points from 11 league matches this term.
The club have appointed Steve Clarke as caretaker manager while the search for a new, permanent boss gets underway.
Villa now have two weeks to find their new man before their next match against Wolves on October 15th.