Tony Xia makes Aston Villa manager revelation on Twitter
By Harry Sykes
Tony Xia has revealed on Twitter that Aston Villa will appoint their new manager on Wednesday.
The Villa owner revealed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night that the Midlands giants have finalised terms with the successor of Roberto Di Matteo.
Xia did not reveal the identity of the new man but explained that Villa chiefs are confident they have made the right appointment.
He urged fans to back the new manager, “stand together and back the team”.
Scheduled to announce the new manager tomorrow! Time for all to stand together and back the team! Believe we’ve made the best try! #UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 11, 2016
Former Birmingham and Hull manager Steve Bruce is the strong favourite to replace Di Matteo, who was sacked on Monday of last week.
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Bruce confirmed on Sunday morning that he has held talks with Villa Park chiefs over taking over at one of the Championship’s biggest clubs.
Villa are 19th in the second tier, two points above the relegation zone, with ten points from 11 games.
They have won only one game all season, when they beat lowly Rotherham 3-0 at Villa Park in August.
The Championship side take on Midlands rivals Wolves on Saturday, with Di Matteo’s former assistant Steve Clarke currently in charge of first-team duties.
In other Aston Villa news, supporters celebrated Jack Grealish’s man-of-the-match display for the England under-21s.