By Coral Barry
Tom Fox has resigned from his position as chief executive of Aston Villa with immediate effect – and fans were dancing on the virtual streets of Twitter.
The Midlands club announced the CEO’s departure on Thursday with Villa bottom of the Premier League table and staring the Championship in the face.
Former Arsenal commercial director Fox only arrived at Villa in 2014, but has been an unpopular figure among fans especially with the club’s drastic decline of fortunes in recent seasons.
The news follows the sacking of director Hendrik Almstadt, who left the club on Tuesday, and a wave of pure joy is sweeping among Villa supporters on Twitter.
Best news I've heard in ages, Tom fox has left #avfc
— Kyle Newbyyy (@kylenewby14) March 17, 2016
Happy Days Tom Fox gone ???
— Sarah (@slmissey) March 17, 2016
— Sportsvibe (@Sportsvibe) March 17, 2016
Walking home from work with a beaming smile, man asks if I've had a big win at the races, I said no… Tom fox left villa! ?????
— Matt Woolley (@Matt_Woolley) March 17, 2016
Thanks for absolutely nothing Tom Fox. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
— Joe Hartwell (@Joeh999) March 17, 2016
— gingervillan (@richhinton86) March 17, 2016
— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) March 17, 2016
After spending the season earning the tag of the worst team in the league and avoiding major decisions, many Villa supporters will relate to this tweet.
I must say, it's a small shame Tom Fox has stepped down at Aston Villa. Apart from near certain relegation, it was going quite well.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) March 17, 2016
Villa travel to Swansea on Saturday on 16 points after 30 games and with the weight of five straight league defeats on their backs.