OFFICIAL: Ahmed Elmohamady’s Aston Villa sack Steve Bruce
The club went into full financial crisis back in May as they failed to win promotion to the Premier League last season as Aston Villa had a tax bill worth £4.2 million and a debt worth £30 million.
Their financial problems came to an end in July when NSWE, a Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens jointly controlled company, took over the club with Chinese club owner Tony Xia becoming a co-chairman.
Steve Bruce was rumored to leave following NSWE’s takeover, but the club released a statement confirming that the 57-year-old will remain as manager with new owners giving full support.
However, following a series of poor results with Villa winning just one game in their last 10 matches, the club decided to part ways with the former Hull City manager.
“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 club said in a statement on behalf of the board.
In their statement, they also confirmed that Villa’s U23s manager will be in charge, saying: “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,” they added.
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