“It was massive, that was the whole thing about coming here. It is a new start for me but I have worked with him both at Rangers and with Scotland,” he said.
“He knows how I play and how to get the best out of me. Overall it was an easy decision for me.
“I feel I still have a lot to give and a lot to offer to Villa.”
Hutton is expected to line-up for Villa when they take on Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.