Jores Okore delivers less than reassuring update on his Aston Villa future

Aston Villa's Jores Okore remonstrates with referee Kevin Friend

The Aston Villa defender suggests whether or not he has a future at Villa Park will only be decided after the appointment of a new manager.

Aston Villa's Jores Okore remonstrates with referee Kevin Friend

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has told Danish outlet that he is still no clearer on his future and suggests that no decision will be made until a new manager is in the dugout at Villa Park.

Okore made just 14 appearances in all competitions for the relegated side this season, only seeing his first action in December after a long-term injury.

His last first-team game time came on 13 March in a 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, with it being reported that he had fallen out with Eric Black after the coach took charge following Remi Garde's dismissal.

That saw his season cut abruptly short, and with just a year left to run on his current contract, speculation has already begun about the future of the young defensive star who arrived with big billing from his native Denmark in 2013.

Stoke's Ibrahim Afellay in action with Aston Villa's Jores Okore

Okore did not give much away in the latest discussions over his next move, but he maintained his stance that any decision will only be made after the club appoints a new full-time manager.

When asked by Danish outlet about his future, the 23-year-old replied: "I do not know. When we get a manager in, I will find out.

"It is the manager who makes the decisions in relation to the footballers and he will hopefully come soon.

"When a manager is in place, I should have a chat with him to hear what he thinks about me and what his plans are for the future of the club and me."

Okore has not enjoyed a successful time at Villa since his arrival three years ago, with injuries limiting him to just 38 Premier League appearances across three seasons.

The defender remains a popular figure amongst large sections of the Villa support, but he has been far from committal when commenting on where his future lies.

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