Player-turned-pundit hopes Villa approach Hammers boss.
Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore believes his old club should look to hire West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce to replace Paul Lambert, he told Bleacher Report.
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The Villains parted company with struggling Lambert earlier this week, and Collymore has been vocal about who he wants to see running his former team, though he feels USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is an unrealistic target.
“I think it’s a non starter. I think it would be great. He’s got a lot of charisma, he’s managed the German national team now the US men’s national team,” Collymore said.
“But let’s be honest, do you want to have a fairly cushy job earning good money on the west coast of the United States? Or, do you want to come to Birmingham and roll your sleeves up for a relegation battle? I think it’s a no-brainer.
“Sam Allardyce is out of contract shortly at West Ham. Reviled at West Ham only 18 months ago, a club builder, a benign dictator … a Midlands man.
“If he was given the resources to do the job Villa would be in a similar sort of position that West Ham are in.”