Steve Bruce is Aston Villa’s new manager

Aston Villa has announced that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new manager. The former Hull City and Sunderland boss has succeeded Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park, after the Italian was sacked on October 3, having earned just one win from 12 games this season.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity. It is one of the big clubs of this country. To be given the opportunity to manage it is terrific,” Bruce told the club’s official website.

“I relish the challenge of trying to take the club where it wants to go and needs to be – and try to turn around the misfortune we seem to have had over the past few years. I am absolutely delighted to have been given the chance. I hope I can do my stuff.”

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