Eric Black calls for patience from Aston Villa supporters

Eric Black lost his first match in charge of Aston Villa 4-0.

Aston Villa interim manager Eric Black has told the Guardian that people need to understand that it will take time to fix the problems with the Claret and Blues.

Black feels that a huge amount of changes will need to be made in the summer, if Villa are to bounce back from their impending relegation.

And he has appealed for patience, as he looks to help Villa restore some pride over the rest of the season.

“A massive turnaround is required at the club and people need to understand it’s going to take time,” Black said.

Black took over from Remi Garde last week, but his first match in charge did not go according to plan.

The 52-year-old led his side to a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea, and the protests continued in the stands.

Villa Park was a very angry place, and Black admits that the atmosphere makes things difficult for him.

“It’s not pleasant,” Black added. “I’m only here a couple of months but it’s not been overly enjoyable. However, I can fully understand it.”

Villa have won just three Premier League matches all season, with their relegation now looking inevitable.

The Claret and Blues are now 15 points adrift of safety, with just six games remaining in their season.

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