Report names which £1m-a-year executive Aston Villa are most likely to sack

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Villa will reportedly launch a root-and-branch investigation into the club's dire state.

Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox is the most likely man to lose his job this summer, according to the Sunday People.

Indeed, Steve Hollis and Sir Mervyn King will reportedly hold a root-and-branch investigation into the dire state of the club, which could result in several senior staff members being sacked.

And the People report that Fox is the most likely to be in the firing line - with the Villa executive currently on £1 million per year.

As is usually the way in British business, the money Villa will likely spend on consultants and their investigation will probably set them back huge amounts - while yielding very little in terms of actual results.

And, as is also often the case, the most common-sense decisions probably won't be made...

But at least the new Aston Villa men are doing something. Will it be enough to change the long-term downward trajectory of the club? Fans can hope.

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