The former reserves and academy coach has left Villa this summer.
"Heâ€™s definitely capable of being a manager if thatâ€™s what he decides to do,â€ť Bannan told the Birmingham Mail.
â€śA couple of years ago when he took us for a couple of games all the players loved it.
â€śBut then he obviously never got the job. I think from then on he wanted the job because he liked the feeling of it. I think probably Championship or League One he could do really well.
â€śHe was an all rounder, youâ€™d know not to step out of line with Kev but there were times when you could have a bit of banter with him. Coaching wise he was second to none, he was brilliant.â€ť