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Aston Villa Sack Manager Steve Bruce


Aston Villa have parted ways with Steve Bruce, The club have confirmed. Bruce was at the helm of the club since October 2016 following the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo.

Villa had a string of poor results and Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with Preston North End proved to be the final nail on the coffin. Three win in 11 matches hasn’t been enough for the Midland side as they are currently sitting in the 12th position.

Bruce led the team to the Championship playoff last season where they lost to Fulham and started the season on a positive note with a 3-1 win over Hull City. But things went out of the hands following their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

Villa hierarchy is considering a number of names for the job at The Villa Park and according to some reports, Thierry Henry and John Terry are favourites to replace the outgoing boss.

A statement on the club website read : Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that manager Steve Bruce and his assistants Colin Calderwood, Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh are leaving their posts with immediate effect after having their contracts terminated. The process to appoint a new manager is under way.

A Club statement issued on behalf of the Board said:“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future.

“The process of recruiting a new manager has begun. In the meantime, Kevin MacDonald, Aston Villa U23s manager, will be in charge of the team for our trip to Millwall on Saturday.”


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