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.
Great bit of news! Now announce Bruce being sacked😘
— Ste (@Ste47780140) August 31, 2018
I’ve literally not heard a bad word from Chelsea fan, a lot from Liverpool fans who lets face it aren’t renowned for their level headedness….
— James Quigley (@JamesQ1986) August 31, 2018
First job should be to have a meeting with Bruce to tell him he’s losing the support of the away fans. Once that happens it’s all downhill for the manager.
— B6 (@B6_Dave) August 31, 2018
Everyone who wanted Rafa to be our manager can now be 100% sure it won’t happen😄
On a serious note, why is he joining as a minority investor? Seems to be as a good man for the commercial part, but not much success on the footballing side of things. Fox vol. II?🤔 #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) August 31, 2018
First job is finding a new manager who plays football!
— Steve Long (@LongClaret) August 31, 2018
For the love of God, please appoint a new management team. Bruce has had more than enough patience bestowed upon him and we continue to drift aimlessly, arguably even backwards when it comes to on the pitch matters
— Kelt Smallpox (@BeefyBiffa) August 31, 2018
can he play centre half
— Niall Mc Donagh (@NizzleMcDizzle) August 31, 2018
First bit of good news for the day…. now for the rest.
— Aston Radford (@RaddersAston) August 31, 2018
Been waiting for this.
— Siyakholwa Skylar Mlotana (@Blackgoat_SM) August 31, 2018