Stan Collymore reacts on Twitter to Brian Little’s Aston Villa return

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Brian Little has joined the Aston Villa board.

Former player Stan Collymore has taken to social networking site Twitter to share his delight at Brian Little returning to Aston Villa and being a part of the club’s boardroom staff.

According to the club's official website, the 62-year-old has joined Vila’s board as part of a back-room shake-up, joining Lord Mervyn King along with former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein

According to BBC Sport, the duo will work closely with Birmingham businessman and current chairman Steve Hollis.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Collymore has stated that he is delighted with the move.

The word legend is often thrown about too easily in football, but when it comes Little and Villa, most of the club’s supporters hold him in the highest esteem possible for his achievements.

The former striker spent 10 years at the club as a player, helping the club win two League Cups before having to retire through injury at a young age of only 26.

One of 12 founder members introduced in Aston Villa’s Hall of Fame, Little went on to have a managerial stint with the club where he managed a fourth and fifth place finish in successive Premier League seasons.

The club are some way off those highs at present, and their current position suggests they are all-but certain of heading down to the Championship following off-field problems for a number of years.

Getting Little back on the club’s board is a step in the right direction, and stability in the boardroom matched with the appropriate ambition should see the club bounce back from their inevitable relegation.

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