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Paulo Fonseca unlikely to manage Aston Villa

Paulo Fonseca unlikely to manage Aston Villa

Aston Villa will begin the process of finding a new manager after sacking Steve Bruce earlier this week.

The Villans decided the time was right to depart with their former boss following a disappointing 3-3 draw with Preston North End, stretching an unwanted record of one win in just ten matches.

The Midlands outfit have been linked with a host of names and speculation continues to mount about who could be handed the job to turn the ship around at the Championship club.

However, according to one report, it appears that one man is unlikely to take the reigns at Villa Park any time soon.

Ukrainian outlet Football24 are claiming that Paulo Fonseca will not leave Shakhtar Donetsk as he wants to rebuild the side that he has led to two domestic titles.

The Portuguese manager, who was close to joining Everton in the summer, decided to sign a new two-year contract and it is believed the possibility of departing in the middle of a campaign is not favourable to the 45-year-old.

The Verdict:

Fonseca is a truly ambitious target for Aston Villa and it would have always seemed unlikely that he would have made a move.

Having signed a new deal at Shakhtar, as well as playing in the Champions League, the 45-year-old may not have any interest in managing in the Championship, especially after turning Everton down in the summer.

Villa have been linked with a number of names in the days since Bruce’s sacking and with the international break coming up, they will have some time to make a decision, however, Fonseca looks unlikely.

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