Adrian Bevington's parting message for Eric Black as he leaves Aston Villa

Bevington becomes the latest advisor to head out of Villa.

Aston Villa have had a tumultuous season and in order to sort out the behind-the-scenes issues that were besetting the club plenty of top football advisors were brought in at some point or another during the campaign.

Of course, most of those have left.

A month ago David Bernstein and Sir Mervyn King both stepped down from their roles on the Villa board and now Adrian Bevington has also stepped down.

He joined as an advisor in March but his stay at the club has been brief, although that was to be expected.

In his parting notes to the club he reserved praise for plenty of the Aston Villa staff – including the caretaker manager Eric Black.

Here is what he had to say, as reported on the official Aston Villa website:

"I'd also like to make particular reference to Eric Black.

"Eric has been a true professional to work with after taking on the manager's role in the most difficult circumstances."

Black, whose own future now looks cloudy at Villa Park, stepped into the role of head coach when Villa needed him and in that respect deserves credit from the Villa faithful.

However, there will not be many Villa fans disappointed to see him gone.

His management did not inspire many Villa fans and the majority will surely want a clean slate ahead of next season, which will include the departure of Black.

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