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Club Statement - Alex McLeish Departs

Club Statement - Alex McLeish Departs

Aston Villa can confirm that Alex McLeish's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.

The club has been disappointed with this season's results, performances and the general message these have sent to our fans.

The board wishes to assure supporters that we are conscious in every sense that Villa expects and deserves more and we will strive to deliver this.

Villa chairman Randy Lerner said: 'We need to be clear and candid with ourselves and with supporters about what we have lacked in recent years.

'Compelling play and results that instil a sense of confidence that Villa is on the right track have been plainly absent.

'The most immediate action that we can take is to look carefully at our options in terms of bringing in a new manager who sees the club's potential and embraces our collective expectations.'

Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said: 'We'd like to thank Alex for his hard work and efforts throughout this tough season.

'We are mindful of the club's need to prepare thoroughly for the new campaign and for the new manager to be able to begin working with the board so that he is quickly immersed in these preparations and also in the long-term objectives of the club.

'Our focus now will be driven by these imperatives and we will update when appropriate.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 14 2012
Time: 3:33PM

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ciao! As long as we are clear of Avram and "Flippen Eck" McCarthy!
tasso10
14/05/2012 15:35:00
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I am the most relieved, happiest man alive...This is the best news anyone could of given me, Villa fans can finally come back together and look to the future, new manager, new start for Villa...Lets hope the board make the right decision, give the new guy a chance, see some good football at VP finally and lets renew our tickets. Have a good day folks, celebrations are underway.
P.Avfc
14/05/2012 15:36:00
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Di Matteo or Matrinez .
mattyh1986
14/05/2012 15:37:00
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WHOOP!
olofthegreat
14/05/2012 15:37:00
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YES get in!!!!,,,,,,,no i mean out!!!! yessssswhoooooo
paul muldrew
14/05/2012 15:37:00
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Feels like we've won something!!!!!
Madirish
14/05/2012 15:39:00
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I just don't have the words, this is wonderful news!
magicmerson
14/05/2012 15:40:00
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Thank McGrath for that! Let the re-building commence.
onlyteaminthemids
14/05/2012 15:40:00
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Get in, think its gonna be Lambert!!!
astonsteve
14/05/2012 15:40:00
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brilliant news!!!! was hoping that if I refused to believe it, it might actually happen. Just paid out a few bets and donated to charity and despite being in pain from walking 26 miles yesterday I am the happiest I've been since last summer! Lets hope Randy learns from past mistakes, please get a committee of Villa men to help select the next candidate
AVbornandbred
14/05/2012 15:40:00
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