Aston Villa fans give verdict on Di Matteo following Ipswich stalemate
By Dominic Toner
Aston Villa recorded a goalless draw against Ipswich on Saturday and supporters on Twitter believe that manager Roberto Di Matteo should be sacked.
Villa managed to survive some late pressure to earn a point but they are 18th in the league after the opening eight games.
The Midlands club have now drawn five league matches this season and their only win came against fellow strugglers Rotherham.
Di Matteo’s side were expected to challenge at the top of the table for promotion but have struggled to adjust to their first taste of Championship football.
The 0-0 result against Ipswich has been the final straw for a selection of fans on Twitter who believe that his stay at Villa Park should now be ended.
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Dr Tony please get rid of Di Matteo. Not too early to tell he hasn't got a clue- in terms of recruitment, tactics, motivation. Thanks. #avfc
— Matt Quinn (@Mattqu) September 17, 2016
I didn't rate Di Matteo when he started managing, I don't rate him now. Villa are getting steadily worse. #avfc
— Chris Stanley (@chrisstanley1) September 17, 2016
We have a squad of quality players who aren't performing. Serious questions about Di Matteo #avfc
— Paul (@Paul_725) September 17, 2016
— COOKIE (@__1_COOKIE_1__) September 17, 2016
Starting to have doubts about di matteo, hes living off his name at chelsea should of got steve bruce knows how to get it done #avfc
— TL! (@TommyLunn) September 17, 2016
If we lose more than 1 of our next 4 games Di Matteo should go in the international break #avfc
— Anthony Williams (@AntWilliams91) September 17, 2016
Slightly worrying that Di Matteo never has a plan B, you're paid to try and beat these teams, 0-0 just doesn't cut it #avfc
— Jack Millman (@LordMillman) September 17, 2016
Di Matteo moved to Villa in the summer and was tasked with returning the club to the top-flight following their relegation from the Premier League.
The Italian has only been at the club for a short while and is yet to impose his style in his time, which has meant they have already fallen 11 points behind current league leaders Huddersfield.
Despite his struggle at the beginning of his Villa tenure he does have an impressive record in his managerial career.
He famously helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2010-11 and also guided West Brom to promotion from the Championship the season before.
In other Aston Villa news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter after a midfielder received a contract snub.