By Amir Mir
Ray Wilkins believes Steve Bruce has the “credentials” to take on the vacant managerial post at Aston Villa.
Wilkins, 60, was assistant to Tim Sherwood at Villa for ten Premier League games last season, before the duo were relieved of their duties after six consecutive losses.
Since Sherwood’s departure two more manager’s have been sacked by the Midlands club, including Roberto Di Matteo, who was axed on Monday after 124 days in charge.
Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins has backed the bookies favourite Bruce to take over the reigns at Villa Park, but was unsure how his appointment would go down with supporters considering his managerial past with rivals Birmingham City.
“Steve is probably the favourite,” Wilkins told talkSPORT. “Whether that goes down well with a few Villa supporters having managed Birmingham, I don’t know. But Steve has the credentials to go in there and do a very good job.