Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Steve Hollis's appointment as chairman

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The Villa faithful have taken to social media after the businessman was hired onto the board.

Aston Villa fans weren't allowed to celebrate their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace for long before another interesting development was announced by the Midlands outfit.

Indeed, owner Randy Lerner has appointed Steve Hollis as the club's chairman, meaning Villa will have a man at the helm  who is 'present,' as opposed to Lerner himself, who is based in America.

And fan reaction to the news has been understandably mixed. It's more to the negative side, with many fearing Lerner has simply employed another layer of defence i.e someone else to take the blame instead of him.

Others have questioned exactly what pedigree Hollis has as a chairman of a football club - whatever his background in business, he has none in football itself, much like plenty of Villa's current directors.

Some are prepared to give Hollis a chance and others are hopeful he has been brought in to facilitate a sale of Aston Villa Football Club away from Lerner.

It's been an interesting few days at Villa - finally winning a football match and now appointing a new chairman - but will any of it result in avoiding relegation for the struggling Midlands outfit?

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