By Amir Mir
Roberto Di Matteo is set to be axed by Aston Villa in the next 48 hours, with Steve Bruce named as one of the leading contenders to replace him. Supporters on Twitter have offered mixed views on his possible appointment.
The Sun have claimed the Midlands club are set to sack manager Di Matteo in the next 48 hours, with former Hull City manager Bruce a leading contender.
However, certain sections of the Villa support do not want the former Birmingham City boss Bruce anywhere near Villa Park.
Other fans thought that Bruce is the right person to take over from Di Matteo, if he is sacked by the club’s owner. One supporter pointed out that the former centre-back has four promotion wins on his CV and is a strong candidate.
Bruce left Hull in the summer after guiding them to the Premier League via the play-offs last season.
Here is a selection of Villa supporters on Twitter reacting to the Bruce rumours:
#AVFC And to think that just two months ago I was overflowing with such hope and optimism.
Not McClaren, Bruce or Pearson, I beg you Tony!
— golfvilla (@bruce_amc) October 2, 2016
— Ollie (@Leacheyyy) October 2, 2016
I wouldn't touch Fat Sam Sherwood or Mclaren like some are suggesting. Not convinced Bruce would be a good shout either #avfc
— Verbal Kint (@latzstar) October 2, 2016
— BSB 1979 (@bsb_1979) October 2, 2016
Steve Bruce is the man for me. #AVFC
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) October 2, 2016
Got a feeling it will be Steve Bruce, wouldn't be my choice but I can see the logic and reasoning. #avfc
— Jonathan Parker (@Corscombe_Villa) October 2, 2016
No time for egos or narrow minded comments. Bruce has achieved promotion from the championship on 4 occasions. No fluke. #avfc
— Black Sheep (@Theblackshep12) October 2, 2016
Di Matteo has suffered a disastrous five month spell at Villa Park winning just one game in all competitions, with seven draws and four losses to his name.
The lowest point for the former Chelsea boss came when Villa were beaten 3-1 by League Two outfit Luton Town in the EFL Cup earlier on in the campaign.
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