Aston Villa should be considering Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to lead them in Sky Bet Championship, according to Ian Holloway.
McCarthy has a proven track record in the Championship, leading both Sunderland and Wolves to promotion and getting Ipswich into the play-offs last season on one of the smaller budgets in the division.
“Mick McCarthy should be on the shortlist for the next Aston Villa job, without a shadow of a doubt,” Holloway told Sky Sports.
“I think Ipswich will do well to hold onto McCarthy this summer. Someone with his credibility and know-how will be hot property.”
Aston Villa, who have been an ever-present Premier League club before this season’s pending relegation, sacked Remi Garde in March.