Aston Villa have today announced that former manager, Ron Saunders, has passed away at the age of 87. Ron passed away at 3pm England time earlier today.
A legendary Aston Villa manager, Saunders guided Villa to promotion in his first season in charge. He also claimed two separate League Cup titles as well as a League Title in 80/81. He also started the campaign that would eventually end in a European Cup victory.
Ron, a Midlands football hero, will be remembered with black armbands in Villa's game with Leicester City tomorrow. There will also be a moment of applause at Villa Park.
RIP Ron. We'll get that statue sorted.