David Moyes has withdrawn his name from the running to become the new Aston Villa manager after assessing his options over the weekend, according to reports.
The former Everton and Manchester United boss was on a shortlist of three alongside Roberto Di Matteo and Nigel Pearson, but is said to contacted the club to rule himself out of the job at the now-Championship club.
A whole host of sources, including the BBC and the Telegraph, claim that the 53-year-old is not willing to take on the Villa Park hot-seat.
Former Leicester chief Pearson is reportedly the choice of current chairman Steve Hollis, but he is expected to leave the club next month when Chinese investors take over the club.
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One of the attractions of the Villa job for Moyes was the prospect of working again with Keith Wyness, who is soon to be appointed as Villa’s chief executive.
He held the same role at Everton for five years, during which time he worked alongside Moyes.