Former chairman Doug Ellis explains why he won't shed a tear when Aston Villa are relegated

The former Villa chairman says he has already shed a tear for the club at Christmas.

This weekend could see Aston Villa relegated to the second-tier of English football for the first time since 1987.

If they lose against Bournemouth and results elsewhere conspire against them then Villa are in the Championship next season.

Former chairman Doug Ellis, who was the owner at Villa when they suffered that relegation, is certainly one man who is distraught at the situation with his beloved Villa.

This weekend he has been speaking to The Telegraph about the club dropping to the second-tier and revealed that when Villa do get relegated he will not be shedding a tear, as he has already done so:

“Villa will be the biggest club to ever be relegated, in my mind. It’s been my life for such a long time, nearly 32 years of them as chairman, and it’s breaking my heart to see.

“I won’t shed a tear on Saturday because I did that at Christmas. We’ve just got to accept it and get on with it.”

Villa’s poor run of form has certainly meant the upcoming relegation will not come as a surprise to anyone.

Ellis is clearly upset and disappointed to see how a club he was associated with for such a long time has been so poorly managed both on and off the pitch this season. The end result looks set to be relegation for Villa and a complete overhaul in the summer

Hopefully Villa’s new team can put a smile back on Ellis’ face next season.

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