Aston Villa have confirmed that Steve Bruce remains in the managerial position after a number of days of speculation regarding his future.
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Breaking news this evening from Aston Villa official social media outlets has confirmed that Steve Bruce has been given full support by new majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.
There has been much speculation over the past few days that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry would be the successor to Steve Bruce under the new majority ownership. Although there has been much fanfare and opinions from Aston Villa supporters both near and far, the experience of Steve Bruce had to have been a determining factor of keeping his head coaching position with the club.
Many Villa supporters were intrigued by the prospect of Thierry Henry at Villa Park, with most citing that he would offer a more attractive brand of football than what Steve Bruce has offered up to this point. Now, with the prospect of a heavy monetary injection and now any drama with the gaffer sorted out, we may see a flood of fringe or ageing Aston Villa players leave B6 in the coming days.
If there was a time that Aston Villa needed to build on the stability of last season, it is now. While an inexperienced manager appointment absolutely dazzled many supporters, Sawiris and Edens have now drawn a line in the sand that knee-jerk reactions and smart business moves for the sake of Aston Villa as a club will be a theme moving forward.