Aston Villa are undergoing a massive restructuring.
Things are certainly changing at Aston Villa. Not only have they parted company with Remi Garde this week but the club are also changing things behind the scenes.
Former Club England Managing Director at the FA Adrian Bevington has arrived at the club to review the club whilst former FA Chairman David Bernstein has become a director at the club. Former Villa manager Brian Little has also been brought in to help kick the club back into life after an atrocious season on and off the pitch.
Former Everton and Manchester United assistant Steve Round knows Bevington well and was speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Friday (01/04/16) about the appointment:
“He totally understands the media and the message that needs to go out there, having worked in media and communications for such a long time.
“He knows football; he’s worked in football a long time. He’s worked at the highest level and he is a good guy.”
He went on to state that he had spoken to the new Villa consultant about his plans for the club going forward last week and it is clear that Round is backing him and Bernstein to make a big difference to the club:
“I spoke to him last week just to wish him all the best.
“We had a long chat about it and his plans for the club in the long-term look really good. Obviously he has got to get in situ, they have got to take stock, have a look at it, assess, do a diagnostic report on their own club to start with.
“Then they have got David Bernstein there who has got massive experience at corporate level, executive level, governance level. If he can get it right from the top downwards there is a lot of good things at Aston Villa.”
Aston Villa are bottom of the Premier League and many of the backroom staff and hierarchy have been culled in the fall-out from their shocking season.
Villa fans will be hoping the reshape and review can help get the club back on its feet ahead of, hopefully, a promotion fight in the Championship next season.