Aston Villa chief Fox explains importance of Cup Final

Tom Fox is aiming for Villa to reclaim their place as a giant of English football.

Villa secured their place in the 2015 FA Cup Final against Arsenal, and chief executive Tom Fox has told the Birmingham Mail that he is keen to see the club return to the lofty heights of English football.

“Now we are heading into a final with another great club,” he said. “That’s the company Villa needs to keep and hopefully where we can put the club.”

Tim Sherwood’s men overcame Liverpool 2-1 in the semi-final, and it takes them to their first final since 2000, when they lost to Chelsea in the last FA Cup game at the old Wembley stadium.

However, they have not won the trophy since 1957, after claiming six prior to that date, and a potential victory could see them return to the greatness that they used to represent.

Admittedly, there is a long way to go until Villa can reach the heady heights of their early years, and even their 1982 European Cup winning years, but a cup victory would do much to restore some of the honour to the club, who have been one of the giants of English football.

It is a small step on the path to recovery, but it is good to see that Fox, and the club he oversees, are looking to use a victory as step to success, rather than just as a one-off victory.

This suggests that Villa have a lot to be looking forward to in the future, and here’s hoping that a potential victory over Arsenal can spark the catalyst that leads to a full revival of the once-great English footballing superpower.

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