Friday night has seen John Carver reveal that he has applied for the vacant Aston Villa job.

The rock bottom of the table club parted company with Remi Garde this week and are on the lookout for somebody to guide them back to the Premier League next season.

Appearing on Radio 5 Live alongside Mark Lawrenson, John Carver has told presenter George Riley that he has applied for the vacancy at Villa Park.

Newcastle fans have had a little light relief this season with Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace falling apart due to one of his atypical collapses.

However, John Carver getting the Aston Villa job would take that onto a whole new level.

So Randy Lerner, if you are listening, don’t waste this chance and snap up the Premier League’s best Coach/Manager.