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Aston Villa have confirmed the sacking of their manager

Aston Villa have this afternoon confirmed that they have sacked Steve Bruce after he managed just one won of their last 10 games.

Last night’s 3-3 draw at home to Preston saw chants from fans to sack him as well as a cabbage being thrown in the direction of Bruce.

He leaves Villa with 15 points from 11 Championship games and 12th in the table.

The club statement 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.”


Villa fans have given their reaction to the sacking, the majority happy but there are some in support of Brucey – check out those tweets and more reaction from football fans on the next page.


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