Steve Stride Resigns From Villa
The operations director of Aston Villa football club, Steve Stride has handed in his resignation notice effective from the 31st May 2007.
Stride, who joined the club in 1972 has been involved with many key aspects in the off-field running over the years. He even took some of the supporters flack for being a 'yes-man' for one Herbert Douglas Ellis and after the past few years, must be looking forward to a bit of a break!
The club website tonight paid tribute to the man who has been at Villa Park for 35 years, and has quoted Stride himself:
'As a lifelong Villa fan I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a career that has also been a passion.
'I have experienced European and domestic success at the highest level during my 35 years at Villa Park and I now leave the club in the hands of new owners and administrators who I firmly believe have the ability and commitment to restore Aston Villa to those former glories.'
(Apologies for having Doug in the photo too!)