Despite seeing Aaron Danks guide the Villans to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Brentford at the weekend, it seems as though some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding the club’s efforts to appoint a new permanent head coach.
According to a recent report from The Telegraph, the Midlands club are progressing with their talks to appoint Sporting CP manager, Ruben Amorim, who Villa would have to pay an apparent compensation fee of €10m to secure, which is considerably lower than the €30m fee that was originally reported.
After winning 10 of the 13 senior games he had in charge of SC Braga between December 2019 and March 2020, the 37-year-old then joined Sporting.
Since then, Amorim has taken charge of 121 games with the Portuguese club across all competitions, across which they have won 85, drawn 16 and lost 20.
This winning record will surely have been a reason why the Villa Park outfit have been in talks to bring him to England and be their next permanent manager.
Despite that, it doesn’t change the fact that Amorim has only managed in his home country and is still fairly young.
Even though the Villa players showed against Brentford how capable they are of playing well and winning games without a permanent manager in the dugout, it would make sense that the hierarchy at the club would want to have a long-term option through the door as soon as possible to bring some stability in.
Moving forward, if the owners and board members at Villa think Amorim is the right candidate to take over at the club, despite his lack of experience managing outside of Portugal, then they should do all they can to get him in.