Keith Wyness: This part of Aston Villa reminds me of Everton
By Amir Mir
Keith Wyness has stated that the general feel of Aston Villa’s home stadium reminds him of Everton’s Goodison Park.
The club’s chief executive worked in the same role at the Premier League outfit during the noughties.
Wyness has since swapped the surroundings of the Merseyside giants for Villa Park where he is tasked to help the club earn promotion to the Premier League.
He is now working with manager Steve Bruce, who joined the club in mid-October and failed in an attempt to finish in the top six this term.
Here is Wyness talking about two of England’s great stadiums:
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“Villa Park is fantastic,” Wyness told the club’s official YouTube account. “It’s majestic, it’s a great stadium, my obvious comparison is Goodison at Everton, which also has its own charm as an older stadium.”
The capacity of Villa Park is at 42,785, with Goodison Park only holding two thousand fewer supporters.
On the field of play, both clubs are in completely different situations, with Villa in the Championship and Everton fighting for Europe in the top tier.
Over seven years ago, both clubs were fighting for Champions League places, only for Villa to falter since then.
Nonetheless, Bruce will be hoping his in-form side can end the season on a high with promotion hopefuls Reading visiting the Midlands this Saturday.
Only two days later, they will travel to London to take on promotion chasers Fulham at Craven Cottage before hosting rivals Birmingham City at the end of that week.
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