Aston Villa fans react to Christian Purslow appointment

Aston Villa have undergone a series of changes during the past few months and a fresh appointment behind the scenes was made on Monday.

The Championship promotion hopefuls confirmed that former Chelsea and Liverpool man Christian Purslow had joined the club as the new CEO, bringing a wealth of experience to the club.

Purslow was Managing Director of Chelsea FC from 2014 to 2017 and Chief Executive of Liverpool FC from 2009 to 2010 and, on paper at least, should provide a boost to Villa in their quest to return to the Premier League. However, he was not a popular man during his spell with the Reds.

Villa fans reacted to the news on social media as they gave their insight into the appointment, with opinions split as some were delighted while others questioned the decision given the fact he is not remembered fondly by Liverpool supporters.

We have gathered some of the best reactions to Purslow’s appointment below.