Aston Villa reportedly now want to bring in Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand to replace Dean Smith, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun.
As to be expected, the latest managerial link has had a number of Villa fans talking on social media.
Are you Smith in or Smith out?
Nixon led with a headline on Saturday night claiming that Villa want Hjulmand to replace the under-pressure Smith, with the 49-year-old labelled as ‘world-class’ by his former FC Nordsjaelland employer Tom Vernon.
Hjulmand likes to play an attacking 4-3-3 formation and has won 16 of his 23 games as Denmark boss, guiding them to the Euro 2020 semi-finals in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest. However, his only experience as a club manager in a top European league came with Bundesliga side Mainz back in 2014, where he lasted just 231 days, winning five of his 24 games.
Villa fans react
The AVFC Faithful shared the links to Hjulmand on Twitter on Saturday evening, with a mixed response from Villa supporters as outlined below.
“This was be a class appointment if true. Especially as he’s worked with Lange in the past. Got the best out of a decent Denmark side. Would be a perfect fit ”
“Get him in”
“Would be an awful appointment. Fonesca or Gerrard.”
“Only major league he managed in was the Bundesliga and had a 20% win percentage, no thanks”
“Has to be a wind up”
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