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Official: Aston Villa sack Steve Bruce

The former Hull, Sunderland, Wigan, and City manager is now a former Aston Villa Manager.

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What a difference five months can make. Aston Villa were one match away from achieving promotion. The team played poorly — got beat — lost funding — gained funding — players went in and out — and now there will be a new man in charge of the club.

Steve Bruce and his entire staff have been let go as was predicted by reports earlier today. Under 23 manager Kevin MacDonald will become caretaker manager for Aston Villa for the third time in his career (2010 & 2015). In his seven matches in charge in the past— Villa have a 2-1-4 record.

Full Club Statement on Steve Bruce.

Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that manager Steve Bruce and his assistants Colin Calderwood, Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh are leaving their posts with immediate effect after having their contracts terminated. The process to appoint a new manager is under way.

A Club statement issued on behalf of the Board said:“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future.

“The process of recruiting a new manager has begun. In the meantime, Kevin MacDonald, Aston Villa U23s manager, will be in charge of the team for our trip to Millwall on Saturday.”

Let the speculation begin for who be in the dugout come October 20th and the matchup with Swansea City.

Who would you like to see in charge — and who do you think it will be?