The AVST wants to thank Rémi Garde for his efforts in his time at the club. Whilst the results have not been good enough, it is hard to think of a Villa manager who has ever been dealt as poor a hand to work with as he was.  We wish him well for the future.

Yet again we find ourselves searching for a new manager and we watch with interest to see how the new board goes about this task.  With the stakes so high, we simply cannot afford to get the next appointment wrong.  The new manager must be given the appropriate backing to return us to the top flight at the first time of asking and must also be supported in dealing with the dreadful attitude, and lack of professionalism, of some in the dressing room.  If we are to stand a chance of coming straight back up then everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction and giving their all to the cause.


  1. three managers in a season if you count Graham Taylor at the very end of the 86-87, I would have to check the date he was appointed. He applied for the job, no one else had applied.

    But three in a calendar year…. no that has never happened before.

    Trevor Fisher.

  2. the real issue is the changes made at the top. It is the first time in Villa history that we have had three managers in a calendar year and the removal of top executives tells its own story. We now need to know who is making decisions and what the criteria are.

    The issue of the Asset of Community Value also needs to be pursued, so the club knows fans want to see a plan for the future which includes them. I understand Leicester and Man U and other clubs have AVCs so knowing whether Villa Park will be protected is crucial.

    The club has been badly run for the best part of a decade and Forbes magazine calculated that Lerner has spent $100,000 per day on the club over his tenure. How they arrive at the figure is disputable, but the issue of the ownership is the elephant in the room. How are decisions made at the club and to what extent is the owner involved?

    Trevor FIsher

    1. I may be wrong but haven’t we had 3 managers in a calendar year before ? I’m thinking May 1986 to May 1987 Graham Turner , Billy McNeill and Graham Taylor. Granted that McNeill was sacked at the end of the season but I’m sure Taylor was appointed almost immediately.

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