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Redfearn warns top contender about taking Aston Villa manager job

By Amir Mir

Former Leeds manager Neil Redfearn has questioned whether Aston Villa managerial target David Wagner will be given the time he needs at the club.

Huddersfield boss Wagner is one of the candidates to replace Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park, after the Italian was axed after 124 days.

Wagner who has guided the Terriers to the top of the Championship table with 25 points from 11 games is one of the favourites to take over the vacant post.

But Redfearn warned the highly-sought after boss that he might not be able to replicate his winning form to Villa based on the time given to past managers.

“I think David Wagner has to be careful,” Wagner told radio Yorkshire as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. “People will expect him to do with Villa what he’s doing at Huddersfield Town.

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“Now, it’s whether he would get that chance and that opportunity at Villa, that time to settle and build. They’ve had numerous managers who haven’t been given that time.”

The Midlands club have had three managers since last November, with Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde and Di Matteo all failing to revive the former European champions.

Steve Bruce remains the bookies favourite to take over from Di Matteo, with Steve Clarke currently in charge as club will host Midlands rivals Wolves on October 15.

Villa are currently 19th in the Championship with ten points from 11 games, having picking up only one win all season.

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