Aston Villa supporters have had a difficult weekend after losing to Fulham in the English Championship play-off final on Saturday.
A first half Tom Cairney goal was enough for the Cottagers to gain promotion to the English Premier League at the Villans’ expense, meaning Steve Bruce’s side will have to undergo something of a rebuild over the summer.
However, the question is, will Bruce be in charge?
Fans have been left fuming with the failure to gain promotion given the resources and talent at Bruce’s disposal, with many believing the play-off defeat should spell the end of his time as manager of the club.
While recognising his efforts thus far, is it time for Villa to head in a new direction and perhaps appoint a younger manager with fresh ideas and a fresh outlook on the game?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all after the match at Wembley…
Fulham deserved to go up, over the season and today. With the squad we have it’s disgraceful not to go up. Hope they sack Bruce and bring in a new manager with new ideas #avfc
— PE RQT (@physednqt) May 26, 2018
Sack Bruce and his whole team and give the chance to a hungry young manager who knows what football is #avfc
— Tom edwards (@tom_edwards89) May 26, 2018
— WorldClass (@WorldClassAV) May 26, 2018
— Rachel Brown (@rachelbrownavfc) May 26, 2018
— Olly Murphy (@O_J_murphy91) May 27, 2018
We just didn’t play good enough football in the final or throughout the season.
Bruce was given pre season to work on that and get his 15 signings going but couldn’t manage to do it.
Bit better after Agnew arrived but still not good enough.
Next #avfc 🦁
— Shelley (@ShelleyOzzy) May 26, 2018
It’s quite unforgivable to trot out and actually not try and win a game, as we did first half. Sadly that’s been a theme in far too many matches this season. He’s a nice guy, but for the good of everyone, it really is time to show Steve Bruce the door. #avfc
— David Summers (@davidsummers64) May 26, 2018
#avfc #BRUCEOUT leave Bruce I respect your personal troubles but your tactics have been atrocious and cost us big time this season. So with all due respect just step down and let someone else take the club forward
— Jack James-powell (@JackJamespowell) May 26, 2018