Aston Villa sack manager Steve Bruce after dismal start to season

Aston Villa sack manager Steve Bruce after dismal start to season

Aston Villa sack manager Steve Bruce after dismal start to season

They are now 12th in the Championship table and Bruce had come under increasing pressure, with a cabbage being hurled at him during Tuesday night's home draw with Preston.

Bruce had come under increasing pressure after Villa's poor start to the season and had a cabbage hurled at him during Tuesday night's home draw with Preston.

Villa have won just one of their last 10 games in all competitions to sit 12th in the Sky Bet Championship.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Terry is open to a return to Stamford Bridge not as a player but as a coach.

Reports in pre-season suggested Bruce's job was in danger when the club was taken over by new owners, but he was given the chance to stay on and get Villa back into the top flight.

It is nothing new to Celtic fans with the Northern Irishman linked and touted for a number of jobs in England, while he admitted himself he turned down an approach from a Chinese club in the summer.

Villa confirmed the sacking in a statement in which they said Bruce's assistants had also had their contracts terminated.

Billionaire businessmen Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris stepped in with "significant investment" and, following reports that ex-France striker Thierry Henry was being lined up for the managerial position, they gave Bruce their public backing.

Former English and European champions Villa were relegated from the Premier League in 2016.

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