Aston Villa owner asked if he regrets buying club, fans react

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has insisted that he has no regrets about buying the Midlands club, and fans are happy to hear it.

The Chinese businessman acquired the now-Championship outfit for £76m last summer, taking over from American owner Randy Lerner.

The club were preparing for life in the second division when Xia arrived, and there have been a handful of managerial changes since then.

Roberto Di Matteo was appointed as the permanent successor to Remi Garde, but he lasted just four months before getting sacked.

Steve Bruce was the next man to come through the door, and it was somewhat controversial due to his history coaching Villa rivals Birmingham City.

Despite that, Bruce has lasted longer than his predecessor, but it is unlikely that he will guide the club back to the Premier League this season.

As it stand, the Villans are 11th in the Championship, 11 points adrift of the playoff places with five games left to play.

On Twitter, Xia was asked if he regrets purchasing the Midlands outfit, and his response got a thumbs up from the fans.