Aston Villa's hangover continues under Roberto Di Matteo

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 11 August 2016, 10:10

When Roberto Di Matteo agreed to become the new Aston Villa manager back in June he knew he had his work cut out.

Villa had just come off the back of a nightmare season which saw them finish rock-bottom of the Premier League with just 17 points and three victories from 38 games.

The Midlands club axed both Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde during the campaign as they slumped down to the second-tier for the first time since 1987.

  • Aston Villa's last victory came in February.
  • The club have lost 14 and one none of their last 15 league & cup games.

Villa were installed as the 8/1 second-favourites - behind Newcastle - to bounce back and win the Championship this term, however so far things have not gone to plan, with the club already drifting out to 14/1.

Di Matteo lost his first competitive match in charge - a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday - while his troops then slumped to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to League Two outfit Luton Town on Wednesday night.

It's early days but there are already soime murmurings of discontent, which will only grow louder should Villa's sorry start continue. Di Matteo certainly has a tough task ahead of him, but it doesn't bode well that he's already come under pressure after a brace of games.

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