Report: Eduardo Macia new favourite for Aston Villa director role

General views of Villa park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are reportedly hoping to make Eduardo Macia their new director of football.

Betis's new player French midfielder Didier Digard (C), Betis's president Juan Carlos Ollero (R) and sports director Eduardo Macia (L) pose with Digard's new jersey during his presentation...

Aston Villa are apparently hoping that they will be able to appoint Eduardo Macia as their new director of football with the Leicester City man now the new favourite for the post, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (23/09; page 61).

The Villans seemed to begin a sizeable overhaul of their backroom options recently, and it appears that the new majority shareholders are aiming high in their attempts to get key figures into the club.

 

The Sun on Sunday (23/09; page 61) reports that Macia is the surprise favourite for the director of football role that belonged to Steve Round before his departure earlier in the summer.

Macia worked alongside new chief executive Christian Purslow at Liverpool, and the Villans are now seemingly hoping that they will be able to tempt the Foxes' head of recruitment to leave his current post and drop down a division.

22nd September 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; EFL Championship football, Aston Villa versus Sheffield Wednesday; Steve Bruce the Manager of Aston Villa catches the ball to give...

The report adds that Macia's main duty would deal with player recruitment, but he is also set to have a big say on the managerial situation, so perhaps he could have a major impact on what the future holds for Steve Bruce.

Bruce is struggling to keep the fans on side right now. The Villans have won just one and lost three of their last eight games and fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, and it appears that a decent section of the supporters are ready to see a change in the dug-out before too long. 

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on September 21, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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