By Amir Mir

Aston Villa players have been left “bemused” by the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, according to a reliable journalist.

The club announced on its official website on Monday morning that Di Matteo has been sacked after 123 days in charge of the Midlands giants.

Now, TalkSport commentator Callum Williams has reported that many players have been left disappointed with the Italian’s sacking and that they felt progression was being made.

Broadcaster Williams, who broke the news in August that Villa had tabled a bid for Mile Jedinak, has now revealed the player’s viewpoint on Di Matteo’s early departure.

“Not long told by source close to club, ‘many players bemused/disappointed’ with Di Matteo sacking + ‘felt progression was being made’,” Williams revealed on his personal Twitter account.

The Midlands side have not won a league game since August, with the club losing 2-0 to lowly Preston on Saturday afternoon.

That loss proved to be the nail in the coffin for Di Matteo, as club owner Tony Xia axed the former Chelsea boss five months into his job.

Villa host Midlands rivals Wolves on October 15 after the international break, with assistant manager Steve Clarke currently taking first team duties.

In other Aston Villa team news, Stan Collymore has revealed why the club could end up like Leeds.