It is one year to the day since Steve Bruce took charge of Aston Villa.
As expected, Villa’s official Twitter account paid tribute to the 56-year-old on social media, but not too many of the club’s supporters felt like celebrating.
Bruce led Villa to a 13th-placed finish in the Championship last season, while the Villans currently sit seventh in the second tier after 11 games of the 2017-18 campaign.
Villa have actually won four of their last five matches in all competitions, and have not been beaten in the Championship since August 15.
Indeed, the former Premier League club will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday night off the back of three straight victories in the Championship.
Bruce has had to face a lot of criticism in the early weeks of the campaign, and it seems that the former Manchester United centre-back still has a fight on his hands to convince the bulk of Villa supporters that he is the man to lead the club back into the Premier League.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 12, 2017
Cup of Traditions Champions 2017
— Liam (ಠ_ಠ) (@Akining_) October 12, 2017
it’s a shame there’s nothing to celebrate
— matt (5-0) (@basesIoaded) October 12, 2017
celebrating achieving absolutely nothing in a year
— Jonny (@perfrifery) October 12, 2017
That’s worth a cup in itself ☺️
— bouncerbeater (@bouncerbeater) October 12, 2017
— BANGKOK CANARY (@BangkokCanary) October 12, 2017
Were actually celebrating this ?!
— Camo (@adamcavfc1987) October 12, 2017
— Philip Henry Roberts (@iamVilla) October 12, 2017
Celebrating 7th position goin into international break and another mid table finish remind me why I renewed again
— billiam (@BillyKilleen) October 12, 2017