Moyes Runaway Favourite in Wanted Next Villa Manager Poll

May 12, 2011 by
Filed under: POLL, Villa Manager 

Everton manager David Moyes is the overwhelming favourite amongst Villa fans to lead the club next season according to the latest poll results from the Aston Villa Blog’s – Who Should be in Charge at Villa Next Season poll, still open for votes. The Scotsman was in competition with another 12 possible options in the poll, including the ever present Other (how he hasn’t got a job yet I don’t know, but is leading the way in comprehensive fashion. As the poll reaches the 1000 votes mark, 926 as I’m writing this, Moyes has picked up a massive 404 votes, almost 44%. Interestingly only 45 of the voters thus far want Gerard Houllier to remain in charge thus far. However, despite this amounting to less than 5% of the vote, it still places the Frenchman as fourth favourite.

Moyes’ closest challenger up to this point is former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard, who left his post at Galatasaray at the end of last year and was linked as a target to replace Houllier earlier in the week. The only other manager who is more popular than Houllier at the moment is former Tottenham, Hamburg and Ajax boss Martin Jol who was linked to the vacant manager’s position at the start of the season. Out of interest I voted for Gus Poyet, but the Brighton boss is unpopular amongst most, currently sitting in 10th place with just over 2% of the votes. Bottom of the list is ex-Baggies manager Roberto Di Matteo, behind Chris Hughton and Sam Alladyce propping up the poll. Rafa Benitez is a favourite among the bookies and ranks in 5th, behind Houllier, in who the Villa fans want in charge next campaign. Don’t forget the poll is still open so to register your vote click the link from earlier in the article. Thoughts wanted!

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5 Comments on Moyes Runaway Favourite in Wanted Next Villa Manager Poll

  1. sidcowanslovechild on Thu, 12th May 2011 16:38
  2. Houllier’s health must be a factor for some in not voting for Gerard, battling relegation (whether his fault or not) doesn’t help either!

  3. Astonmilan on Thu, 12th May 2011 17:12
  4. Gus Poyet may be a very good choice, he has done wonders for Brighton without money or even a stadium to play in !! …. he is an intelligent manager too, knows the technical side of football inside out.

  5. sidowenslovechild on Thu, 12th May 2011 17:22
  6. Hmm. It’s a bit hypothetical, isn’t it? What could possibly attract David Moyes from Everton, except a job with a top four club?

  7. Malcolm on Thu, 12th May 2011 21:29
  8. I think Frank Rikard would be a very good choice but the most important thing for Villa is not to end up with Gary MacAllister. If houllier stays Mc Allister must be sacked. I say this as I am not all that happy about some of the palyers we are linked with like: Green Est Ham, Bradley Johnson Leeds.My wife is a Leeds Suporter and she laughed at the idea of the latter being linked with Villa. He and Green are simply not good enough to play in our team or even as Squad Players.

    We need a new good and strong Management Team in place by 1st June otherwise any money on players will be wasted.

  9. bryan on Thu, 12th May 2011 23:07
  10. moyes would be perfect for villa with prem experience and f all money at everton and season after season doing a top job. we defo would be in alot better shape than we are in.we have massively underachieved this season with gerrard bad heart could be a plessing for villa very hash dont wont any thing bad to happen to him but we all wont better for villa and we could do with moyes no doubt about that

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