The Villans have already been relegated from the Premier League and will play in the second tier of English football next season.
Lerner has come under criticism from fans and pundits alike for an apparent disinterest in Villa.
The American, though, has claimed on the club’s official website that he wants to see the Villans return to their glory days.
The Villans will play in the Championship next season, and it will be tough for the club to come back to the Premier League straightaway.
The Championship is a very tough and hugely competitive domestic league, and there is a very good chance that Villa will fail to finish in the top six.
Villa fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on Lerner’s statement. Below are some of the best comments:
@AVFCOfficial I know less now than before i read that lame statement of nothingness— Unsecured Bongholder (@Pajosmashup) April 22, 2016
@AVFCOfficial does this bloke even know Ashley Young has left villa— Pezz (@pezzavfc) April 22, 2016
@AVFCOfficial the mans talking about things that's happened 6 years ago! Talk about out of touch.— Craig Gordon (@elgingari10) April 22, 2016
@AVFCOfficial More club statements than points this season.FACT.— Phillip Traynor (@ptray84) April 22, 2016
@AVFCOfficial Not worth the paper it was written on. Sooner he sells the better.— Su Webb (@SuSuwebb16) April 22, 2016