Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could be tempted by the current vacant managerial position at Premier League bottom club Aston Villa according to reports in The Mirror.

Villa’s former manager Remi Garde’s reign at the Midlands club came to an abrupt end last week after winning just twice in 20 matches in charge during a period of just 147 days at the helm.

Aston Villa suffered a 4-0 home thrashing at the hands of in form Chelsea on Saturday, a result which leaves the club 15 points adrift of safety with just six league fixtures remaining.

With Villa destined for Championship football next season there is plenty of speculation regarding who could be appointed the club’s next manager. It is understood that a British manager is expected to be appointed at Villa Park with Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy the latest experienced Championship managerial name to be linked with the post.

The 57 year old has won promotion from the Championship with both Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the past and a move to Villa Park away from current club Ipswich Town could appeal to McCarthy should The Tractor Boys not gain promotion to the Premier League this season.

Mick McCarthy has two years remaining on his current deal at Portman Road and has done an excellent job turning the club from relegation candidates to regular Play Off contenders and The Tractor Boys are just five points behind the Play Off places again this term.

Hull City Manager Steve Bruce has also been linked with the Aston Villa vacancy but remains focussed on his current club’s push towards promotion.

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