The former Villa striker reckons Big Sam should be a top candidate and his view follows a report on ClaretandHugh that some Villa Park power brokers believe he is the man to steer Villa out of their current mess.
Collymore said: “Sam Allardyce is out of contract shortly at West Ham. Reviled at West Ham only 18 months ago, a club builder, a benign dictator … a Midlands man.
“If he was given the resources to do the job Villa would be in a similar sort of position that West Ham are in.
“The other way is David Moyes. Could Villa extricate him from Real Sociedad? Even at this early stage of his tenure he is doing quite well with them. He’s getting results and he is a loyal man so the answer is probably no.
“But that’s the type of calibre of manager Aston Villa need to go for.”