By Harvey Byrne
Coaches Eric Black and Tony Parks have left Aston Villa as the summer clearout begins, the club announced on Tuesday.
The official Villa website has confirmed that former caretaker manager Black has departed the club in addition to goalkeeping coach Park.
Scotsman Black joined Villa earlier this year as part of the backroom team working with former manager Remi Garde, while former Tottenham man Parks was part of Tim Sherwood’s backroom team.
Black took over when Garde lost his job in March but he was unable to keep the Midlands club in the Premier League as they failed to win a game under his guidance.
Black has 15 years of experience in coaching, where he has enjoyed spells at Motherwell, Birmingham, Coventry, Sunderland, Blackburn and Rotherham.
New manager Roberto Di Matteo has already brought in former West Brom manager Steve Clarke as his assistant and Kevin Bond as his first team coach.
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Parks has also departed from his position at the club as Di Matteo looks to bring more of his men into the club.
These two departures continue the shake-up following the takeover by Tony Xia, as former chairman Steve Hollis also departed from the club.
In other Aston Villa news, Norwich have had a bid accepted for Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola amid interest from Aston Villa and Celtic.