Aston Villa is very likely to be relegated from the Barclays Premier League this season, and after the recent firing of manager Remi Garde, the club doesn’t want to take any chances in misfiring when it comes to hiring their next coach.
According to the Guardian, Villa may wait until the summer to make a permanent coaching change.
Moyes and Pearson could be the most realistic candidates for the job, given that Villa are reportedly in the market for a British manager. While Moyes was quickly let go at Manchester United, his days at Everton were certainly admirable, making him a legitimate frontrunner.
Pearson most recently managed with Leicester City, prior to Claudio Ranieri taking the side over, but likely doesn’t hold as much traction as a candidate because of his poor record.
Whomever the successor for Garde is at Villa Park, they will have their work cut out for themselves. Villa currently sits dead last on the PL table, 12 points out of the final safety spot, which is held by Norwich City at the moment.