Sunday morning sees claims that Steve McClaren is being lined up to take the Aston Villa job.

The final whistle after Villa lost 2-0 at Preston, brought chants of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ as Roberto di Matteo’s grasp on the job looks increasingly to be loosening.

With a two week international break the ideal time to make a change, if you are going to do it, The Mail report that Tony Xia is now considering bringing in Steve McClaren.

With only one win from 11 Championship matches and defeat to League Two Luton in the EFL Cup, after giving di Matteo almost £50m to spend in the summer, it is easy to see why the Villa owner might be a ‘little’ disappointed.

Villa are currently 19th in the table, only two points off the relegation and a massive 15 points off the top of the table with only a quarter of the season gone.

Steve McClaren being brought in to add to the mess at Aston Villa would be a dream come true.

When John Carver hilariously applied for the job last season, that was a little too much to hope for.

However, Steve McClaren to Villa could feasibly happen, as the pool of potential replacements with any kind of CV would be so limited.

Hearing McClaren talking about Newcastle these days continues to be an irritation but having him as Aston Villa boss would be a hilarious sideshow to this Championship season.