Steve Bruce Sacked! Who Will Replace Him At Aston Villa?
Well, it’s true, once one of your own fans throws a cabbage at you before a game, your time as manager of a football club is up.
Aston Villa announced this afternoon that they had terminated the contract of their manager Steve Bruce, after a run of poor performances and results, culminating in a home draw with bottom of the league Preston.
In a club statement on the official website, the board said:
“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future.
The club also announced that U-23 manager Kevin MacDonald would be in charge for the team’s trip to Millwall on Saturday.
MacDonald has done the job as caretaker boss before, so it is unlikely the board will be looking to make him permanent.
We take a look at the bookies’ favourites for the job.
Michael Appleton 28/1
Appleton has been without a job since he was Claude Puel’s assistant in 2017.
There’s a reason why he is being tipped at 28/1.