Next Aston Villa manager: Tim Sherwood, Glenn Hoddle and Michael Laudrup linked with replacing Paul Lambert

A look at the contenders to fill the hot-seat at Villa Park

Aston Villa announced on Wednesday night that they had parted company with Paul Lambert.

The decision came as little surprise after a run of results that had seen the club fail to pick up a win in 10 and drop into the Premier League relegations zone. The last straw was a 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Hull City.

Now the attention turns to who owner Randy Lerner will appoint in a bid to save the club from their first relegation since 1986/87.

Here we take a look at the contenders...


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