Aston Villa given emphatic response after Bruce targets senior figure - report
By Harry Sykes
Aston Villa have failed in their bid to prise former manager Stan Ternent from Hull, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Villa boss Steve Bruce made a move for the 70-year-old, who works as a scout for the Premier League club.
But it is said that Ternent will stay loyal to Hull and ignore the advances for the recently appointed Villa Park manager.
Ternent, who managed Hull, Burnley, Bury, Huddersfield, Blackpool and Gillingham during a 29-year career in the dugout, worked in the recruitment department at the Tigers while Bruce was manager.
Villa are currently 14th in the Championship table and have been transformed since the appointment of Bruce, who took the reins following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in October.
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Di Matteo won just once in 11 league matches, while Bruce has steered Villa to three wins and two draws from his five games at the helm.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club’s January transfer target is set to be offered a new deal.