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Paulo Fonseca being targeted by Aston Villa

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Aston Villa are thought to have been drawing up an impressive shortlist of managerial candidates to replace Steve Bruce.

The Villans sacked their former manager after he oversaw his side win just one of their last ten competitive fixtures in charge.

The side currently sit near the bottom of the Championship table and the owners are thought to be prepared to use the international break as a chance to find the right man.

And, according to a report by the Birmingham Mail, Paulo Fonseca is thought to be wanted at Villa Park.

The current Shakhtar Donetsk manager is thought to be under consideration, as the Villans look to land an ambitious appointment.

The 45-year-old has been extremely successful during his time in the Ukraine, and is currently guiding his team in the Champions League.

Although a move for Fonseca is highly ambitious, they could look to use Jorge Mendes in the process of trying to convince him to join.

The super agent is known for making unrealistic things happen, especially when you take a look at Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Verdict:

Fonseca would be an excellent appointment for Aston Villa, although it could be a move to ambitious to make.

Things would certainly be easier if they did manage to get the help of Mendes, however, it remains to be seen if the Shakhtar boss would be prepared to drop from Champions League football to Championship football.

Fonseca turned down the Everton job in the summer, however, with the agent involved, anything could happen.

Aston Villa fans – thoughts?

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