By Amir Mir

Former Aston Villa manager John Gregory has amusingly stated he is still “waiting” for a call from his former club following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.

The club announced on its official website on Monday morning that Di Matteo has been axed after five months in charge of the Midlands giants.

Now, the club’s former manager Gregory has posted an amusing response on his personal Twitter account shortly after Di Matteo’s departure.

“Aston Villa I’m still waiting for the call from Villa Park,” Gregory wrote on his personal Twitter account accompanied by an image of a battered old telephone.

Gregory succeeded Brian Little as Villa manager in 1998 and guided them to the FA Cup final in 2000, where they eventually lost out to Chelsea at Wembley to Di Matteo’s winner.

The Holte-End favourite guided the Midlands club to Europe on a number of occasions during his four-year tenure before leaving in 2002.

Additionally, Gregory was the longest serving manager under the stewardship of Doug Ellis, known as ‘Deadly Doug’ by supporters and media alike.

Villa now sit in the second-tier of English football, having faced relegation for the first time in 29 years last season.

They are currently 19th in the Championship table, with 11 points from their 11 games, having recorded only one win all season.

In other Aston Villa news, Tim Sherwood has dropped a hint to his former club.