By Alex Taylor

Stan Collymore has claimed he doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry after Aston Villa’s Twitter exchange with Virgin Trains on Tuesday afternoon.

The official Villa account trolled the railway provider after they mocked the club’s managerial situation on Twitter.

Collymore, 45, was caught in two minds over the tongue-in-cheek exchange after the Villans sacked Roberto Di Matteo after just 124 days in charge at the club on Monday.

“Don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” the former Villa striker said on his personal Twitter account. “Apparently da kids like this stuff though. Innit.”

Di Matteo became the third boss to be sacked at the club in 12 months this week after string of poor results as Villa manager.

The midlands outfit currently sit 19th in the Championship table having won just one game this season.

Owner Tony Xia had appointed Di Matteo in the hope that the Champions League winning boss would begin a revolution at the club.

The plan looked to be doomed though after the former Chelsea manager picked up just one win in August and drew all of his September fixtures while in charge.

Villa have appointed Steve Clarke as caretaker manager while the search for a new, permanent boss gets underway.

The club have two weeks to find their new man before their next match against Wolves on October 15th.

Former Hull City boss Steve Bruce and Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner are believed to be the current front-runners for the role.

In other Aston Villa news, Steve Clarke has been appointed caretaker manager of Aston Villa following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, it was announced on Monday morning.