Former Aston Villa forward Stan Collymore has claimed that his former employers should consider appointing Brendan Rodgers as manager, as reported by Birmingham Live.

He also questioned the credentials of Thierry Henry and John Terry, who have been heavily linked with the vacant managerial role.

In a blunt tweet, Collymore said this about the Premier League legends:

“There’s a reason dream teams aren’t at every good club across the planet. They don’t work.”

He did, however, heap praise on Rodgers:

“(Rodgers is a) super coach. Managed at two huge clubs, track record of finding young gems in and out of the club, front foot football, knows the league.

A complete and utter no brainer if due diligence is part of Villa’s process.”

Rodgers is currently in charge of Scottish giants Celtic and has lifted two Scottish Premier League titles since being handed the reigns in 2016. He has also guided the Bhoys to two Scottish Cup triumphs and two Scottish League Cup wins.

Rodgers, Henry and Terry are just three of several figures being linked with the job, which was vacated when Steve Bruce was axed last week.

David Moyes is also said to be in the frame and Eddie Howe has also emerged as a possible heir to Bruce’s throne.

47-year-old Collymore represented Villa between 1997 and 2000 and is often outspoken about footballing matters on social media, especially regarding his former clubs. The pundit was critical of Steve Bruce but believes that the club can take a step in the right direction with the appointment of Rodgers.

The Villa Park board will be hoping to make an appointment during the international break before Swansea City visit the Midlands on Saturday 20th October.

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