Alan Curbishley enters Aston Villa race

02 September 2010 11:19
In the running: Ex-West Ham boss Alan Curbishley[LNB]Alan Curbishley has emerged as one of the candidates to succeed Martin O'Neill as Aston Villa manager.[LNB]Curbishley, out of football since ending his spell as West Ham boss two years ago, is understood to have been interviewed by Villa on Wednesday.[LNB]He joins reserve team coach Kevin MacDonald, who formally applied for the job on Tuesday after a spell as caretaker manager, in being in contention for the post.[LNB]Curbishley carved out his managerial reputation in establishing Charlton as a top-flight club.[LNB]That would fit Villa's criteria of wanting a manager with Premier League experience although this has not ruled MacDonald out of the equation.[LNB]Curbishley won a case of constructive dismissal against West Ham after parting company when several players were sold without his permission.[LNB]The 52-year-old joined Villa as a player from Birmingham in 1983 and made 36 appearances for the club.[LNB]Villa are to speak to other potential candidates before making an appointment, which they hope will come before the next match at Stoke after the international break.[LNB]Former AZ boss Ronald Koeman has also made it public that he would be interest in the role. [LNB] Aston Villa name slimline squad of just 22 players Watch out, England! Wales star James Collins fires warning to Euro 2012 opponentsASTON VILLA FC

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