By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has insisted Aston Villa supporters must demand more right decisions than wrong ones from club chiefs – or they will end up like Leeds.
The club announced on their official website on Monday morning that manager Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked after just 123 days in charge.
Villa appointed the Italian in June after relegation from the Premier League, but the former Chelsea boss only registered one win in 11 league games, with the club 19th in the table on ten points.
Broadcaster and ex-Villans striker Collymore stated that his former club could end up like Leeds, who slumped to the third tier of English football following relegation from the top-tier in 2003/04.
“Villa fans need to be less dewy eyed singing about owners and start demanding more right than wrong decisions,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Or become Leeds.”
Leeds have not returned to the top flight since relegation 12 years ago and subsequently visited the third-tier of English football in 2007/08 due to financial problems.
By contrast, the Midlands giants were relegated from the top-tier for the first time in 29 years last season.
The Yorkshire club now sit 11th in the Championship table with 16 points, six more than Villa who are two points above the relegation zone.
The Villa Park club are now searching for their fourth permanent manager since the summer of 2015, with assistant manager Steve Clarke currently taking charge of first team duties.
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