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Aston Villa: Paulo Fonseca’s agent makes contact

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Paulo Fonseca’s representatives have contacted Aston Villa over the vacant managerial position, according to The Daily Record.

The Lowdown: Villa’s Fonseca contact

Villa officially parted ways with Dean Smith on Sunday following a fifth successive defeat in the Premier League. However, a few days before the 1-0 loss to Southampton, the 50-year-old already appeared to be on borrowed time, with Villa making initial contact with Fonseca.

The 48-year-old, who was described as ‘very intelligent’ by Claudio Ranieri, has been out of work since the summer after he left AS Roma.

Fonseca or Gerrard?





The Latest: Fonseca’s agent makes move…

The Daily Record’s Keith Jackson shared a story late on Monday night regarding Rangers’ 48-hour wait to see if Aston Villa will make a formal approach for Steven Gerrard.

Within their report, they suggested that Fonseca’s agents, who were involved in talks with Newcastle, have also contacted Villa to throw the Portuguese’s name into the hat for the vacancy in the Midlands.

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Ashley Preece believes that all signs are pointing towards Gerrard taking over from Smith at this moment in time, but should the club fail to bring the Rangers man to Villa Park, then Fonseca could be a good alternative.

He has a clear playing style with a preferred 3-4-2-1 system and has won nine honours as a manager in two different countries.

He has also been hailed by the likes of Ranieri and Antonio Conte, two Premier League-winning managers, so the Villa hierarchy could be clever to keep one eye on Fonseca while they pursue Gerrard.

In other news: ‘Thank god’ – Lots of Villa fans buzz as more exit news emerges. 

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