Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Bruce appointment
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa have announced Steve Bruce as their new manager and Villa fans on Twitter have backed his appointment.
The club confirmed on their official Twitter account on Wednesday evening that former Birmingham City boss Bruce will replace Roberto Di Matteo, who was sacked after 124 days in charge.
Bruce left Premier League outfit Hull during the summer, after guiding the Tigers to promotion via the play-offs last term.
Supporters have said that results are all that matter regardless of his background with bitter rivals Birmingham City.
One fan pointed out that Bruce has not been set a very high standard considering the very low win percentages of the club’s previous managers Di Matteo and Remi Garde.
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The majority of the Villa faithful were behind his appointment though, and they now expect a push for Premier League promotion this term.
Here is a selection of messages on Twitter from Villa supporters:
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 12, 2016
— Jonnyaye5 (@jonnyaye5) October 12, 2016
Bruce best candidate available. Given his record in that division, if he can't turn us around not sure who can… #avfc
— Jonathan Day (@jonathanaday) October 12, 2016
Seems to be the impossible task for recent Villa managers but if we consistently get results under Bruce, that's all that matters #avfc
— Michael Norbury (@michael_norbury) October 12, 2016
— MrAstonVilla (@villa1st) October 12, 2016
the thing #avfc fans won't accept is more poor performances, Bruce has Championship win rate of 53.6% that'll do nicely
— Carl Ford (@TheCarlFord) October 12, 2016
Fair to say the bar has not been set very high for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa. Last two managers had winning percentages of 13 & 8. #AVFC
— Ian Woodcock (@Ian_A_Woodcock) October 12, 2016
Well hello Mr Bruce. Forget the history it's the here and now I'm for. Let's get behind him and the team now in full support #avfc
— Craig Hillman (@craigh1874) October 12, 2016
Former Manchester United centre-back Bruce has won four promotions from the Championship during his time as manager, including two occasions with Villa’s City rivals Birmingham.
His first fixture will be a mouth-watering Midlands clash against Wolves on Saturday evening at Villa Park.
Villa are currently 19th in the Championship with ten points from 11 league games, with one win recorded all season, as they aim for a difficult promotion push.
In other Aston Villa team news, it has been reported that the club is set to lose another senior figure at the club.