Aston Villa are poised to make a second attempt to secure the secure the services of Wigan boss Roberto Martinez as their new manager, Press Association Sport understands.

Villa owner Randy Lerner remains a big fan of Martinez even though the Spaniard rejected the chance to take charge of the midlands club 12 months ago.

Lerner is searching for a hungry and emerging figure to revive Villa's fortunes and maintains that Martinez fits the bill.

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