The 30-year-old Swiss centre-back left Villa by mutual consent on Wednesday evening after failing to feature for the club since November 2014.
The 30-year-old defender’s contract was terminated by mutual consent on Wednesday evening after making just nine total appearances for the club since joining on a free transfer from Valencia in June 2014.
Despite the initial scepticism surrounding his signing, the Swiss centre-back made a solid start to his claret and blue career, as he proved instrumental in helping the club secure 10 points from their first four Premier League games, conceding just one goal in the process.
However, he subsequently suffered a thigh injury while on international duty in October 2014 and spent the next four weeks on the sidelines as both Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker passed him in the pecking order.
He returned the following month as a late substitute in a 0-0 draw at West Ham United but later picked up a calf problem while training with Switzerland and failed to make another senior appearance over the rest of the campaign.
The former Arsenal man had not featured this term either after being left out of the club’s 25-man Premier League squad, and having had just six months left to run on his deal, his departure comes as little surprise.
He was certainly not the worst player to ever wear a Villa shirt, but judging by the reaction on Twitter to his departure, the claret and blue faithful are not too disappointed to see him gone.
The transfer news we have been waiting for all January. That's right Phillipe Senderos has had his contract cancelled. #avfc— Sam Clarke (@Samvilla123) January 27, 2016
Senderos' contract being cancelled to make space for a couple of new signings? In my dreams #avfc— Will (@Pxrtridge) January 27, 2016
Finally Senderos's contract is ripped up. What took them so long? Hasn't played since Nov'14! Only 9 games in total. #avfc— My Old Man Said (@oldmansaid) January 27, 2016
Remember when we signed Senderos and J Cole for there experience! Great bit of business that was. Idiots!! #avfc— Jamie McKenzie (@1JamieMcKenzie) January 27, 2016
Remi has brains Cole & Senderos already gone. Richardson, Guzan, N'Zogbia & Agbonlahor next please #AVFC— Ben Acton (@_BenActon) January 27, 2016
Forgot we still had Senderos at Villa to be fair, had a decent run of games for us then fell off. Good luck to him #avfc— Jordan (@JustJordanFM) January 27, 2016
Now everyone is coming back to full fitness there is no need for likes of senderos. He's never been good enough and not in 25 squad #avfc— Adam Villa™ (@Adam_Villa85) January 27, 2016
Senderos was a complete waste of money, looked decent as well, only 30 you would've thought he was older than that. #AVFC— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) January 27, 2016
People slagging Senderos just why? Guy was barely played & when he did play he put in a decent shift...just wish the guy well #avfc— Levi Micah Brown (@LeviMicahBrown) January 27, 2016
Senderos wasn't the worst centre half we've ever had. #avfc— Gez Maguire (@Gezmag) January 27, 2016