Alan Curbishley has been in contact with Aston Villa after Roberto Martinez decided to stay at Wigan. Although Mark Hughes is now the favourite, there is a view at the club that he might just use it as a stepping stone to greater things.
Curbishley, who did play for Villa bfeore moving to The Valley, was interviewed for the role following the departure of Martin O'Neill last August.
At one time it was thought that Curbs (with his wife as a possible influence) would not take a job outside the M25. However, if he wants to get back into management at the top level he may need to be less restrictive.
The view being argued in the media is that Villa fans would not welcome his appointment: Curbs This view seems also to be held by Villa fans here in Leamington who have said they would not dance in the Parade if he was appointed.
On the other hand, they would not welcome Alex McLeish who has just got the Blews relegated but is apparently highly regarded by owner Randy Lerner. Fortunately for Villa fans, relegation specialst Iain Dowie is not yet in the frame but you never know.