According to The Mirror, Aston Villa will ignore fan complaints about Steve Bruce, and will continue to pursue the Hull City boss this summer.
Villa chose to move on from manager Remi Garde last week, with the Frenchman parting company with Villa after less than five months in the job at Villa Park.
After a 4-0 home defeat to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, Villa now lie 15 points adrift of safety, and given that they've only picked up 16 points all season, it's pretty clear that relegation is all but confirmed.
Villa are now on the lookout for a new manager, but an appointment is likely to come at the end of the season rather than immediately, and they should be looking to bring in a manager with Championship experience as Villa look to push for immediate promotion back to the top flight.
Now, The Mirror report that Villa are still keen on Hull City boss Steve Bruce, and will continue to pursue him despite complaints from fans about their interest in him.
Bruce, 55, managed Villa's local rivals Birmingham City before spells with Wigan and Sunderland, with the former Manchester United defender still being seen as something of the enemy among Villa fans.
However, it's stated that Villa are impressed with Bruce's track record in the Championship, having won promotion from the second tier with both Birmingham and Hull, whilst he also has a house in nearby Solihull, lending itself to taking the Villa job.
Villa may choose to go with somebody else, as the likes of Nigel Pearson and David Moyes continue to be mentioned for the role, but if reports are to believed, Bruce is still a target for Villa, despite unhappiness from supporters.
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