Mark Bosnich said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, May 20) that Aston Villa fans will be cautiously optimistic about the current takeover situation.
Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia has agreed to buy Villa for £60 million, as reported by BBC Sport.
Dr Xia has also told BBC Sport that the new Villa manager will get up to £50m to spend in the summer transfer window.
Former Villa goalkeeper Bosnich has suggested that the fans will not be carried away.
“From Villa’s perspective, especially from their fans, who have suffered for quite some time now, they have heard this before,” said Bosnich on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, May 20).
“Without trying to pour cold water on all these positive claims, of course you want somebody to come and be positive, but I think you will find once bitten twice shy. The Villa fans, they are going to be cautiously pleased, and I want to see action rather than words.”
Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and it is sad for the fans that they will play in the Championship next season.
The Villans’ performance in the Premier League during the 2015-16 campaign was terribly poor, and the supporters will expect much better in the Championship.
Money is not going to solve all of Villa’s problems, but appointing a good manager and allowing him to sign players in the summer will be important in the club’s quest to return to the Premier League.