By Amir Mir

Aston Villa have announced Steve Bruce as their new manager and Villa fans on Twitter have backed his appointment.

The club confirmed on their official Twitter account on Wednesday evening that former Birmingham City boss Bruce will replace Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked after 124 days in charge.

Bruce left Premier League outfit Hull during the summer, after guiding the Tigers to promotion via the play-offs last term.

Supporters have said that results are all that matter regardless of his background with bitter rivals Birmingham City.

One fan pointed out that Bruce has not been set a very high standard considering the very low win percentages of the club’s previous managers Di Matteo and Remi Garde.

The majority of the Villa faithful were behind his appointment though, and they now expect a push for Premier League promotion this term.

Here is a selection of messages on Twitter from Villa supporters:

Former Manchester United centre-back Bruce has won four promotions from the Championship during his time as manager, including two occasions with Villa’s City rivals Birmingham.

His first fixture will be a mouth-watering Midlands clash against Wolves on Saturday evening at Villa Park.

Villa are currently 19th in the Championship with ten points from 11 league games, with one win recorded all season, as they aim for a difficult promotion push.

In other Aston Villa team news, it has been reported that the club is set to lose another senior figure at the club.