Aston Villa are in talks with Ruben Amorim to become their new manager following the sacking of Steven Gerard, according to The Athletic.
The 37-year-old is regarded as one of the most talented young coaches in Europe. He took over Sporting Lisbon in March 2020 and has made a huge impact with the Primeira Liga club.
The Portuguese boss led his side to their first league title in 19 years in the 2020-21 season.
Villa dismissed Gerrard after the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Fulham on Thursday, which leaves them just above the relegation zone.
The Premier League outfit have recorded two wins from 11 matches this season. This is a hugely disappointing return considering how much they have spent on new recruits.
Villa have been heavily linked with a move for Mauricio Pochettino, but the Argentine is reportedly unwilling to join the club.
Pochettino would be an excellent appointment for the Villans, with the 50-year-old having experience of managing top European clubs.
He was most recently the manager at Paris Saint-Germain, where he won the 2021-22 Ligue 1 title.
The Argentine boss also did incredibly well at Tottenham Hotspur, securing them regular Champions League football. He led them to the final in 2019, eventually losing to Liverpool.
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