Large sections of the Aston Villa fanbase might disagree but Steve Bruce has done a fine job at Aston Villa in less than two years at the helm.
He has calmed this basket case of a club after the humiliation of finishing bottom of the Premier League, improving a bunch of players who underachieved massively during the short-lived reign of Roberto di Matteo almost overnight.
And Bruce has only missed out on promotion back to the Premier League on the back of a Wembley defeat to Fulham. It is worth mentioning that Villa spent just £2.5 million all season and had to contend with the long absence of their 2016/17 top scorer Jonathan Kodjia.
So even the most ardent ‘Bruce out’ campaigner should agree that replacing a man with four Championship promotions on his CV with Andrea Stramaccioni would be a baffling decision.
He lead Inter Milan to ninth in 2012/13, failing to reach Europe for the first time in 15 years, nearly got Udinese relegated, failed spectacularly at Panathinaikos and his Sparta Prague side only finished fifth in the Czech Republic last season.
Bruce for Stramaccioni would appear a totally unnecessary decision driven by little other than panic.
Noooooooo. HUGE MISTAKE. We have to keep Bruce!— Si Staples (@Si_Staples1970) May 29, 2018
I’ve just read his history on Wikipedia and he’s been a complete and utter failure where ever he’s been. Please god don’t appoint this joker #AVFC— Steve (@steve81_steve) May 29, 2018
As much stability as possible at this point please! Keep SB— Riz Shiz (@Razor_Sharper) May 29, 2018
He's just finished 6th with Sparta Prague and with the biggest wage bill in the league. No.— ROADIE (@ROADIERHODES) May 29, 2018
Shouldn't touch him with a barge pole, the guy never stays in one place longer than a year.— Cry Partisan (@CryPartisan) May 29, 2018
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