Aston Villa fans were handed positive news earlier today when the club announced Jack Grealish had signed a new five-year deal at Villa Park.
The new contract brings an end to consistent transfer speculation for the 23-year-old midfielder, who has struggled for form this season with a return of just one assist in his nine Championship appearances.
With his future now secure, Grealish will be looking to kick on in the weeks ahead to help improve a woeful run of form for Villa that has seen Steve Bruce’s side win just one of their last eight matches across all competitions – while they have also kept a clean sheet just once in the league.
While the news regarding Grealish’s contract was positive, many supporters on social media took the opportunity to urge the club to announce a departure for Bruce – with many adding that they believe the England U21 international would not be able to fulfil his potential unless a change in management follows swiftly.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Now sack Bruce to make this the best day ever
— Aston (@KingKozak) September 24, 2018
I should be elated by this news. instead I’m feeling the despondency that many fans are feeling. we have so many good players, but such a joyless manager. #dementor
— Rachel Malloch (@RachelVillavox) September 24, 2018
@AVFCOfficial great news. But this is not the statement I wanted today first. Make my day and sack Bruce aswell
— jason (@securejayz5545) September 24, 2018
Announce ‘Bruce out’ to make this day complete.
— McGinniesta7 (@RHunter007) September 24, 2018
Fantastic news however the awful news is you haven’t sacked Steve Bruce yet.
— BSN (@S1ngh32) September 24, 2018
Will literally do anything to avoid having to address Bruce’s failure.
— Craig (@stansleftpeg) September 24, 2018
We need a manager who can get the team playing now
— Gareth hughes (@HGatchy02) September 24, 2018
— John Bradish (@VillaBradJ) September 24, 2018
Now we need a new manager to help Jack get us up because with the current one Jack will be sold in the summer when we fail for a 3rd time to get out of this league!
— MattVTIDRichings (@mrav7) September 24, 2018
But not the formal announcement we are waiting for…
— Andrew Talbot (@andrewtalbot72) September 24, 2018
We’ll done @JackGrealish1 now delightfully announce Steve Bruce departure from Villa Park
— Nigel Gadd (@GaddNigel) September 24, 2018
— ajp (@gwentvillan) September 24, 2018
Now announce Bruce gone and we will be well happy !
— Villa Patriot (@bigeddo63) September 24, 2018
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