Aston Villa have declared that Steve Bruce has been chosen as the club's new manager.
The former Hull City and Sunderland boss has replaced Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park, following his sacking on October 3, has he could only earn just a win out 12 matches this season.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says that he is feeling sick after watching his team suffer a 4-0 humiliation against Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Villa were hoping to finally into the run of several decades without a FA Cup title by beating the gunners. They have not managed to win this title since the success in the 1956-57 campaign. The closest they have been since then was being runners up at the turn of the century and now against Arsenal. Despite being in a relegation battle for much of the campaign, Villa were hoping to create a major upset at the new Wembley.
Aston Villa might be experiencing a change in ownership within the upcoming months as the owner of the English club is believed to be interested in selling the club and Randy Lerner has been having meetings with a UK based group and a deal is edging closer but there is something that can turn into a roadblock for this transaction and it depends on whether or not Aston Villa remains competing in the Premier League for another season.
Aston Villa is only a few points away from the bottom relegation zone and if they do get relegated, the price of the English club will be slashed and cut down.
When the performances of a Football team happen to be poor over a long period of time, it’s the manager who takes the most of the flak, but, in Aston Villa’s case, it’s the hierarchy too which seems to be a tad responsible.
Randy Lerner, who bought Villa 8 years back in 2006, has never tried to get involved that much into the cub activities.
He does not even spend a lot of time in UK and many experts reckon that’s not the way to run a top class Football club.
Lerner might say that he has done things which people expect a good owner to do. He spent as much money as anyone else, brought in a young, creative manager and also gave him his full backing.
But, spending money and employing quality people does not mean that your duty as an owner is completed.
Paul Lambert, the man in charge of Aston Villa, has denied that he is afraid of being axed.
According to Lambert, he is encouraged by the way Sam Allardyce has turned things around at the Boleyn Ground. He believes he can also do the same.
The previous 6 matches that the Lions have played in the English first division, they have lost each one of them which has resulted in them moving down to the 16th position in the table.
Their start was decent actually. With 3 wins in the first 5 games, they were sitting quite high in the table, but, there has been a sudden deterioration ever since.
There are rumours that the Villa owners have started looking beyond Lambert and he might be sacked soon. But, that isn’t worrying the 45-year old Scottish manager.