Aston Villa news: Senior figure delivers verdict on Bruce future

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24th Feb, 2017 | 8:03pm

Aston Villa chief delivers verdict on future of Steve Bruce

By Matt Farr

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has dismissed talk of under-fire manager Steve Bruce leaving the club.

Wyness, as quoted by Express and Star reporter Matt Maher on his personal Twitter account, revealed that Bruce was set to remain in charge of the club for next season.

Bruce has recently come under fire from the fans and the media, with Aston Villa heading into Saturday’s Championship clash with Derby on the back of five consecutive defeats.

They are winless since the Boxing Day victory over Burton Albion, and are languishing just six points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place.

However, Wyness insists that the club has no intention of making any drastic changes despite their current slump, and gave Bruce his full backing.

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The former Hull and Sunderland chief is Aston Villa’s seventh full-time manager in the last seven years, since Martin O’Neill quit the club in 2010.

But despite a strong start to life at Villa Park, Bruce has since failed to improve upon the fortunes of his most recent predecessors, Roberto Di Matteo and Remi Garde.

Garde was sacked by the club following their relegation from the Premier League last season, while his replacement, Di Matteo, did not make it past October.

In other Aston Villa news, fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that this senior man faces an eight-match absence.

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