The Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust is disappointed at the decision of the Board to interview Alex McLeish for the vacant position of manager at Aston Villa FC. Alex McLeish’s record as a Premier League manager is not of the standard required for this football club, where his teams have had a poor goal scoring record and where the team has failed to be motivated after winning a trophy leading to relegation for the second time in a short period of time. Furthermore, his record of buying players leaves much to be desired. Although we support the Board’s ambition to find the right candidate that meets the criteria, we do not believe that Alex McLeish meets this criteria, and if Alex McLeish is appointed, then it will alienate a large section of the fan base against the manager leading to lost revenue. We feel that Aston Villa FC should widen its search criteria to extend beyond that of Premier League experience to get the right manager for Aston Villa FC.