There was a real sense of inevitability about Steve Bruce’s sacking at Aston Villa.
Club owners Naseef Sawiris and Wes Edens backed the experienced gaffer in the summer when links with Thierry Henry emerged. But, after a run of one win in 10 games and amid a toxic atmosphere on the Villa Park terraces, it seemed only a matter of time before Bruce had to be moved on.
Wyness was key to Bruce’s arrival at Villa Park in October 2016, telling the Guardian that the club had secured an ‘excellent manager’ with a history of getting teams promoted. Understandably, then, the now-departed Wyness seems disappointed to see Bruce given the axe.
An honour to have worked with Steve Bruce, a great man and man manager.— keith wyness (@retsub12) October 4, 2018
Former Aston Villa hero Ian Taylor, however, appears to have summed up the views of the fans perfectly. Taylor, who represented the Midland giants between 1994 and 2003, clearly believes that a fresh start is required and it is difficult to disagree.
Not a shock really but after the year SB has had, have total respect for the way he handled things with what he had to go through. But it had got to the point where he couldn’t take the team forward. Fresh ideas needed...... identity and style... #UTV— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) October 3, 2018
A wide-range of coaches have been tipped to take over at Villa Park, including Jorge Mendes clients Carlos Carvalhal and Paulo Fonseca.
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