Just a few weeks after Steve Bruce admitted that Aston Villa may have to give up on the promotion hopes, the club have been able to dramatically rise up the table.
A run of four wins in the last five games has seen Villa move to 12th in the table. The prospect of finishing in the top six, which gives access to the play-offs, has been immensely boosted as a result of this run. Manager Steve Bruce, though, is expecting even more from his players, as he says that the club can improve even further. The 1-0 win over Derby County towards the end of February brought an end to a winless run that had stretched to nine league games.
There’s been a warning issued to Aston Villa after one of the teenage players of its junior squad lodged his grievance against his coach to the Premier League authorities.
According to that teenager, who is not willing for his name to be made public, the words used by the coach for him and several of his mates were totally unacceptable, insulting and morale-depleting.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is that the big problem affecting the club’s push for a promotion spot is the inability to score goals.
Bruce arrived at the new Aston Villa manager a few months ago. He replaced former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo, who had made a poor start to the campaign. Villa started the Championship season with the aim of being promoted to the Premier League straight away. However, the team are finding it extremely difficult to adjust to the new league. The club are 16th in the table after having suffered a loss in the last four games.
joss McCormack is a 30 year old Scottish striker who has been performing with Aston Villa since August of 2016 but even though it has only been around 5 months since he joined the English Championship club, McCormack is already in hot water with the manager Steve Bruce.
Since joining Aston Villa, Ross McCormack has missed out from around 5 training sessions of his club and Steve Bruce wants the Scottish player to have a better attitude and be more serious when it comes to practicing and training with the rest of his teammates.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is that he is well aware of the difficulties at the club, but he is determined to find a way to bring success Villa Park.
The club were relegated from the Premier League after more than two decades of enjoying top-flight football. Regarded as one of the most successful club’s in English football, they have certainly struggled a lot in recent years. Former owner Randy Lerner has been heavily criticised for this decline and this led to the ownership change this season. However, the club continue to struggle on and off the field.
Ever since Steve Bruce took over as the new Aston Villa manager from Roberto di Matteo, the club’s fortunes have been on the up.
The club are undefeated in the last five matches and it has seen them rise up to 14th in the Championship. Manager Steve Bruce saw his team get a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers during the weekend. Incredibly, this was the third victory in four games for the club. They only dropped points against Birmingham City – in the Midlands derby – during this period. Bruce was especially relieved after the Blackburn game, as he felt that it was a big test for his team.
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.
Steve Bruce started his new job as Aston Villa boss this weekend, playing host to Wolverhampton in the English championship.
The local derby ended with a 1-1 draw, leaving both sides to share a point. The game ended as the fifth home league draw this term but could have been worse for the former aspirant of the Three Lions job
Aston Villa fans have not had much to cheer about over the last 18 months, however, the appointment of Steve Bruce as manager of the club has already brought optimism around Villa Park. Bruce has been in charge of the club for three games so far and has been able to bring two wins and a draw from those three fixtures.
His first game in charge was a home derby against Wolves. Villa showed plenty of fight in that tie. They were outplayed by a very good Wolves team at times but Bruce’s men were able to stay in the game and showed the character needed to come away with a well-earned point.
Aston Villa management appointed Steve Clarke as interim manager of the club, following the sacking of Roberto di Matteo.
Roberto brought in Clarke when he took over at Villa to assist him. Di Matteo was appointed in June following the relegation of the club from top flight English football. He brought in Clarke to assist, but the poor run of games led the Aston Villa management to sack him.