Andy Gray admits he is worried by Aston Villa owner Tony Xia

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia in the stands

The Villa chairman was very vocal in his criticism of the side after the loss to Luton Town.

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

Andy Gray has admitted to talkSPORT that he is a little worried about Aston Villa owner Tony Xia.

The Chinese businessman bought Villa earlier this year, finally ending Randy Lerner’s long search for a buyer for the club.

He has been ambitious to say the least since taking over, discussing his desire to turn the side into a Premier League powerhouse in the years to come.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia

He has also been very vocal on Twitter as he has regularly conversed with the club’s fans on the social networking site.

Wednesday evening saw him take to the platform to criticise some performances in the loss to Luton Town, and Gray has admitted he is worried by his conduct.

“I am a little worried about him,” he told talkSPORT. “He does shoot from the hip in many ways but too much. I don’t mind that but do it positively. There’s nothing positive about what he’s said up to now. I’d quite like him to take a back seat.”

(L - R) New chief executive Keith Wyness, new manager Roberto Di Matteo and new owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

It is likely that Gray’s sentiments are ones that are echoed by the rest of the Villa faithful at this moment in time.

While they will be pleased to have a chairman that is open with the fans, his conduct so far is only creating further distractions for the club.

That is unlikely to help Roberto di Matteo as he seeks to turn things around, and a step back may be a wise choice for him at this stage.

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia in the stands

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