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12th Mar, 2017 | 7:55pm

Simon Jordan: This is how long it will take Aston Villa to get themselves out of their current state

By Amir Mir

Simon Jordan believes it will take Aston Villa “longer than seven months” to get themselves out of their current state.

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan also backed manager Steve Bruce to produce the goods and turn the club around.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last term, the first time they had dropped down a division during the PL era and the first time in nearly three decades they had suffered relegation altogether.

During that season they recorded only three wins which culminated in years of toil and struggle as they finally dropped down to the Championship.

Since then, they have once again found it difficult in the second tier of English football, but Jordan believes the club will get it right.

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“In its current state it’s going to take longer than seven months [to turn the club around],” Jordan wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Former Premier League boss Bruce took charge of Villa in mid-October when he replaced the sacked Roberto Di Matteo in the dugout.

Di Matteo was hand picked by the club’s new owner, Tony Xia, to help the club secure promotion, but that decision backfired.

Chinese businessman Xia purchased the former European champions in June replacing the much-criticised former owner Randy Lerner.

The American was seen, by the supporters, as one of they key reasons behind why Villa fell from Champions League chasers in 2010 to relegation in 2016.

During Villa’s last match, Bruce secured a 2-0 win against promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday, the club’s fourth win in five matches.

In other Aston Villa news, Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to Villa beating Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

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