Steve Bruce appointed Aston Villa New Manager.
English Premier League clubside, Aston Villa have officially appointed Steve Bruce as their new manager.
Bruce is formally succeeding sacked coach Roberto Di Matteo.
Aston Villa had laid of Di matteo last week over poor performance after just four months in charge.
Villa made confirmed the appointment via their official Twitter handle @AVFCOfficial today.
“Breaking news: We are delighted to announce Steve Bruce as our new manager. #AVFC #WelcomeSteve pic.twitter.com/QlKNozk7KX”
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 12, 2016
Bruce formerly of fierce cross-town rivals Birmingham City, has been out of work since leaving Hull City in the summer.
Reports say the club’s choice of Bruce could be as a result of frustration in the transfer market and an uncertain future regarding the club’s ownership.
He was interviewed by the FA for the England manager’s job in July but was overlooked in favour of successful candidate Sam Allardyce.
Aston Villa New Manager
Bruce becomes the seventh manager, including two caretakers, to have taken charge of Villa since the start of the 2014/15 season.
After a disappointing start to the season, Villa looks desperate to achieve a greater level of stability.
The 55-year-old arrives with Villa sitting 19th in the Championship table.
They have not won a single game since after thier second match of the season when they defeated Rotherham.
Steve Bruce is now tasked with steadying the ship and ensuring that the club’s stay in the second division is as brief as possible.
Bruce has led both Birmingham and Hull City get promoted from second division to Premier League on two occasions making him stand a good chance.
Meanwhile, ex-Manchester United player, Philip Neville had turn down an offer to replace Di Matteo at Villa.