Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is planning to lure goalkeeping coach Gary Walsh to Villa Park from Hull City.
There was a lot of optimism among the Aston Villa fans surrounding the appointment of Steve Bruce to replace the hapless Roberto Di Matto recently and the 55-year-old has most certainly managed to deliver on the feel-good factor.
Under Bruce’s tutelage, Villa have managed to claim seven points from a possible nine so far and on current form, the Villans could well still challenge for promotion this season.
Nonetheless, Bruce is well aware of the fact that his side still have a lot of work to do before starting to think about promotion and it is widely expected that the ex-Birmingham City manager will look to improve his squad during the January transfer window.
Bruce wants Gary Walsh at Aston Villa
A number of players have unsurprisingly been linked with a move to Villa in recent times and it has now emerged that Bruce is also looking to bolster his backroom staff.
Bruce has already lured Stephen Clemence from Hull City and now is looking to raid his former club for goalkeeping coach Gary Walsh as well.
Bruce shares a great rapport with Walsh, having worked together for numerous years at the KC Stadium and he is keen on a reunion with the 48-year-old at Villa Park as well.
However, Walsh is currently said to be negotiating a new deal with Hull and it will be interesting to see if the goalkeeping coach decides to stay loyal to the Tigers or indeed rejoin his former boss at the Championship outfit.