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Aston Villa set to appoint Rui Faria as Steve Bruce replacement

Aston Villa set to appoint Rui Faria as Steve Bruce replacement

After losing out in the Champions Playoff Final, it’s safe to say that Aston Villa have had a fairly poor season this year and currently sit 15th. 

Villa have only won three games this season and as a result of their poor form, the board decided to sack Steve Bruce last week. Following Bruce’s departure, the club had been linked with a move for Belgium assistant coach, Thierry Henry who is now apparently out of the running for the job.

The Mirror is now reporting that Villa will now appoint Jose Mourinho’s former right-hand man, Rui Faria along with John Terry as his assistant.

The Breakdown

Faria left his position at Man U earlier this year after being Mourinho’s long-term number two and will now take over a team that is a long way from where it should be.

After a flurry of signings up front, Villa have seen an improvement in attack and have so far scored 20 goals in the league. At the back, however, they have struggled and have conceded 20 – one of the highest totals in the league.

With a team in such limbo, to appoint a manager of no experience in the main job, it seems a fairly big risk for the club. In the long run, he may be able to get the club back into the league but there’s a good chance that Villa might slip away down to the bottom of the table.

Aston Villa fans, what do you think? 

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