Aston Villa appoint Steve Bruce as manager

Aston Villa have appointed former Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce as their new manager in a press conference on Wednesday.

He replaces Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked after just 124 days in charge where he led the “Villians” to just 1 win.

Bruce will be Villa’s sixth manager in the past 12 months, and many Aston Villa fans will be hoping that he can bring some stability and familiarity to a side that has severely lacked that in recent times.

Bruce’s first match in charge will be against fellow Midlands side Wolves on Saturday at Villa Park.
With Villa currently floundering in 19th position, it is imperative that he hits the ground running with his expensive assembled squad.

Bruce is excited about the opportunity of managing a big club like Aston Villa “It is one of the big clubs of this country,” said Bruce. “To be given the opportunity to manage it is terrific.

“I relish the challenge of trying to take the club where it wants to go and needs to be – and try to turn around the misfortune we seem to have had over the past few years.”

Having taken both Birmingham City and Hull to promotion, there is hope that Bruce can do the same for this former giant.

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