By Coral Barry
Stan Collymore was delighted to see the back of Tom Fox as the Aston Villa chief executive announced his resignation on Thursday.
The Midlands club confirmed Fox’s departure less than 48 hours after sacking director Hendrik Almstadt.
Upon hearing the news, Collymore expressed his joy on Twitter but also called for one more head to roll at Villa.
1 to go.
UP THE VILLA !! ????????
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 17, 2016
That head is to believed to belong to Paddy Reilly who is in charge of recruitment and development at Villa.
Collymore has slammed the trio of Reilly, Fox and Almstadt through-out their reign at Villa and suggested they have been guilty of usurping most of the powers that should lie with the manager.
When the news of Almstadt’s dismissal broke on Tuesday, Collymore was confident Fox and Reilly would be next in line for the sack.
Just Paddy and Fox to go.
Proved right all along. #UTV
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 15, 2016
Remi Garde is the current Villa manager after replacing Tim Sherwood in November, but has failed to deliver results.
Villa have managed just two league wins under Garde and sit rock bottom of the Premier League table on 24 points after 30 games.
Collymore believes a rotten core has developed at Villa and it cannot be cleansed until Reilly follows Fox and Almstadt out the door.
In other Villa news, supporters rejoiced as they heard of Fox’s dismissal.