Villa eye Ashworth appointment

The Football Association’s technical boss Dan Ashworth could be the latest new face on the Aston Villa board as head of operations.

Aston Villa: Villa eye Ashworth appointmentAston Villa: Villa eye Ashworth appointment

Villa are currently undergoing a huge off-the-field shake-up of staff ,with sporting director Hendrik Almstadt and chief executive Tom Fox already departing, while the future of boss Remi Garde remains uncertain amid speculation continuing to suggest he will be axed before the end of the season.

David Bernstein recently arrived at Villa as a new director and it seems he is wasting no time in overhauling the way the club is being run, with relegation to the Championship now looking like a foregone conclusion.

Lord Mervyn King, Steve Hollis and former boss Brian Little are already new members of the football board, alongside Bernstein, and Ashworth could join them if he is tempted to Villa Park.

Bernstein previously enticed the 45-year-old to the FA from his sporting director role at West Brom in 2012 and appointed him technical director.

Ashworth would be brought in to help transform the football set-up, given that he is not only useful at scouting for new players, a role he excelled in at West Brom, but can also coach youth players and get involved with administration work.

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