AVST Statement, issued 13/04/14
It’s becoming a serious growing concern amongst Villa supporters that the club still faces a real danger of relegation, have recorded a club record 10 home defeats already and potentially face an end of season points total which is less than the previous season’s thus indicating a lack of real progress.
At the end of the 2011/12 season, on the announcement of the previous Aston Villa manager’s dismissal, the club issued a statement with the following words from chairman Randy Lerner:
“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.”
The AVST feels as it stands, two seasons later, the club is in exactly the same position in terms of the club’s expectations and potential being unfulfilled.
However, in the interests of stability it is only rational considering the stage of the season to give the current Villa management the full season before considering the overall picture in the context of the Villa board’s statement of two years ago. We wish everyone involved at the club the very best in securing Aston Villa’s Premier League status in the meantime.
Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust