By Amir Mir

Aston Villa managerial candidate Steve Bruce will add Nigel Spink to his coaching staff if he gets the job, according to a report.

The Sun claim that free agent Bruce wants to recruit a Villa face to his staff and has targeted 1982 European Cup winning goalkeeper Spink.

The former Birmingham City manager confirmed on Sunday morning that he has held talks with Villa chiefs, as Bruce remains favourite to take over from the sacked Roberto Di Matteo.

Some Villa fans aren’t happy at the prospect of a former Birmingham manager being given the job, but Bruce is very keen to land the role.

It is said Bruce is putting together a management team in order to help him get the job with Spink, who is currently out of football, being lined up to be a part of his staff.

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Spink, 58, was part of the famous Villa side of 1982, which beat German giants Bayern Munich 1-0 to lift their only European Cup in Rotterdam.

The claret & blue side are now languishing in the second-tier of English football and haven’t won a league game since August.

The Midlands club have picked up ten points from 11 games this term and sit in 19th place, having axed Di Matteo on Monday after 124 days at the helm.

Caretaker boss Steve Clarke is currently in charge of first team duties at Bodymoor Heath, with Walter Zenga’s Wolves set to visit Villa Park after the international break.

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