A story is sometimes told in long form writing, sometimes in brief expletive filled tones, but today on this Fourth of July — Aston Villa is telling a tale in two tweets.
First day back— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 4, 2018
Keep across all of our social channels for more content as the lads head back to the Recon Training Complex for pre-season training.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/LirLadevag
We can confirm Director of Football Steve Round has left the club.— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 4, 2018
The club would like to thank Steve for all his efforts and wish him well for the future.#AVFC pic.twitter.com/gTgdpQQl4i
Aston Villa is back in pre-season mode — complete with a Gary Gardner sighting. The squad is still packed with some of the most talented players in the Championship and the hopes of another run at promotion.
Aston Villa is also a place of total chaos in the backrooms and is doing a terrible job informing the supporters of what is going on. Part of the reason for that appears to be that some people in the leadership also appear to have no idea what is going on.
Steve Round joined as Director of Football in September 2016. He is out less than two years later. Don’t bother looking for a full statement from the club about the departure — I did and the tweet is actually the whole statement.
So to the growing list of questions — we can add a slew on Mr. Round. Was he fired? Is he being paid to leave out of the empty coffers? Was this part of the “plan” when Wyness was canned? Is the search on for a new Director of Football? What does this mean for Steve Bruce?
The communication has to get better from the club — but the scary part — the chaos the public is seeing could be only the spillover of the actual chaos behind the scenes.
But hey — Gary Gardner is back with the fellow next to him who is really good.