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Surprising name emerges as potential candidate for Aston Villa job



Aston Villa want to speak to Benfica B manager Bruno Lage in regards to the vacant managerial role at Villa Park, according to Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law.

The 42-year old has experience of English football having been assistant manager to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and more recently Swansea City.

And, Law has revealed that Portuguese sources close to him have mentioned Lage, a Jorge Mendes client, as a potential candidate for the West Midlands club.

The Benfica B job is the Portuguese’s first stint as a manager, and he has won four out of his first seven games in charge this season.

It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for all concerned with Aston Villa following the dismissal of Steve Bruce – with former Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria today ruling himself out of contention.

Former club captain John Terry remains a name in the frame, although it looks likely that will act as number two to whoever comes in as Villa boss.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was also very close to being appointed, before former club Monaco attracted him back to his home country.

Villa have won just one of their last ten league games, and sit 15th in the Championship table after twelve outings.

The Verdict

When will this end?!

Every name under the sun has been linked with the Villa job and here they are still looking for a man to succeed Steve Bruce.

Lage seems to be proving himself as a good, young manager over in Portugal, however it is too early in his managerial career to decide whether he would be a good fit at Villa Park.

Thoughts, Villa fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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