(GSM) – Former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni has applied for the Aston Villa manager’s job, according to his UK representative Charles Collymore.
Donadoni is keen on managing in England and has expressed an interest in succeeding Martin O’Neill at Villa Park.
The 46-year-old has some club management experience after guiding Livorno to Serie A safety before taking the reins at Napoli.
However, Donadoni has been unemployed since leaving Napoli last October.
And Collymore has confirmed the Italian has applied for the post.
“Roberto is a great student of the English game and he is very interested in the job at Aston Villa,” Collymore told skysports.com.
“He knows Villa are a top club with an ambitious owner and he feels he could be a success there.
“Roberto has worked at the highest level and he has always dreamed of coaching in England.
“Roberto has the experience and talent to help develop the best young English talent and also the knowledge to help find the best foreign talent available.”
Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier, ex-England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, Alan Curbishley and current Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald.
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