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.