Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder could be considered for the managerial vacancy at Sky Bet Championship club Aston Villa according to reports by Birmingham Live.

Villa are searching for a new manager after parting company with former boss Steve Bruce earlier this week and a number of names are already being linked to the role.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca was the first name to be paired with the manager’s job at Villa Park earlier this week and it is now rumoured that Sheffield United boss Wilder could be considered for the role after impressing at Bramall Lane.

The 51-year-old South Yorkshireman guided Sheffield United to the Sky Bet League One title in 2016/2017 while the club flirted with the play-off positions last season upon their return to the second tier. The Blades are enjoying another successful campaign under Wilder’s guidance this term with the club currently occupying third position in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Aston Villa will remain managerless for Saturday’s trip to Millwall, although it is thought that the club’s hierarchy would like their new boss in place by the time that they face Swansea City at Villa Park in their next home match on 20 October.

Former Villa boss Bruce won 46 of his 102 matches in charge of the club but just three of those wins came in this season’s Sky Bet Championship.

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