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Everton manager David Moyes is reportedly the favourite to take up the job at Aston Villa.

The Birmingham-based club are in the hunt for a new manager following the exit of Martin O'Neill on the eve of the season. The Irishman left following a disagreement with owner Randy Lerner, leaving the club to appoint Kevin MacDonald as the caretaker boss while looking for a permanent replacement.

Now The Mirror reports that the Villans see Moyes as the right man the take the club forward, as he has a lot of experience in working with a shoestring budget while at the same time getting the best out of his players.

This also comes in the light of bookmakers slashing odds on the former Preston North End boss to be the next manager at Villa Park, as he is believed to be tired of working at Goodison Park.

The Scot has spent eight years with the Toffees, but has nothing to show for his efforts in keeping the club as competitive as they have been in recent years - even breaking into the top four on one occasion.

Villa have already maintained that they are looking for a manager with prior experience in managing a Premier League club, effectively ruling out several manager who had previously been linked with the job - including USA coach Bob Bradley.

It has been speculated that Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce could be another name being discussed by the upper echelon at Villa.

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