Ian Wright suggests Leeds United are a bigger club than Aston Villa

Ian Wright

Ian Wright has compared Aston Villa to Leeds United.

Pundit Ian Wright has taken to Twitter to suggest that clubs like Leeds United are Nottingham Forest are bigger clubs than Aston Villa.

Villa lost 4-0 at home to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, meaning they now sit 15 points adrift of safety, and having picked up just 16 points all season, safety appears to be out of the question.

Last week, Villa chose to part company with manager Remi Garde, meaning the club will look to appoint a new boss this summer and look to rebuild the club.

Ultimately, Villa's demise is a sad one, as a former European Cup winner will be dropping into the second tier after a major period of decline, with Randy Lerner's ownership drawing criticism from fans.

Many have been suggesting that Villa will be one of the biggest clubs to ever drop out of the Premier League given their history and tradition, but pundit Ian Wright isn't quite so convinced about that statement. 

Having been on Match of the Day suggesting that bigger clubs than Villa have been relegated and never come back, Wright took to Twitter to suggest that both Leeds and Nottingham Forest are bigger than Villa.

Neither of those two sides have been back to the Premier League since their last relegations from the top flight, even dropping into League One at some stage, as did Manchester City before their recovery.

The former Arsenal striker then joked that Midlands rivals Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are bigger clubs than Villa, with supporters unsurprisingly taking offence to Wright's controversial comments.

Villa will be hoping to avoid the drop into League One, but Leeds and Forest's failure to return to the Premier League serves as a huge warning to Villa about what could be on the horizon if they don't figure things out - and whilst Wright's comments about who the biggest club to be relegated are somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things, Villa must read the warning signs and avoid making the same mistakes.

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