Steve Bruce To Stay On As Aston Villa Manager In Shock U Turn

Sean Raymond by Sean Raymond / 26 July 2018, 09:53

Steve Bruce is to continue as Aston Villa Manager in a remarkable turn of events. The Championship club were widely reported to be chasing Thierry Henry as their new Manager, but following a meeting with the board, Bruce has been given a stay of execution.

Villa fell just short last season as they lost in the Championship play-off final in agonising style and Bruce has been given a second chance to get the club back into the Premier League.

It has been a tough summer for Villa with financial woes crippling the club but with new majority owners at the helm, it appears as if Bruce has been given their full support to carry on.

Following the meeting between the new owners and Bruce, the club released a short statement.

"Aston Villa can confirm manager Steve Bruce has met majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and will continue as manager with their full support.”

The potential arrival of Henry into the club had been met with mixed reaction given his star power but lack of managerial experience and it now appears as if the Frenchman will have to keep looking for his first job in the hot seat.

The task for Bruce will now to guide Villa back into the top flight at the second time of asking but it has been a tough summer for the club.

Bruce will be desperate to add some much need quality to the squad before the season starts, whilst the future of Jack Grealish remains a major issue with Spurs continually being linked with the midfield man.

The sale of Grealish looks inevitable and would give Bruce some extra cash to spend but with the end of the window fast approaching, the former Sunderland manager is facing a race against time.

A summer of turmoil at Villa Park appears to have come to an end, but for how long?

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