With the sale of Aston Villa now completed, new owner Chinese businessman Dr Tony Jiantong Xia revealed some ambitions plans for the club.
A statement from Recon Group who have purchased the club said:
“Dr Xia’s immediate objective is to return Aston Villa to the Premier League and then to have the Club finish in the top six, bringing European football back to Villa Park.
“He plans to make Aston Villa the most famous football Club in China with a huge fan base.”
It is understood that the new regime has spoken to Roberto Di Matteo’s representatives as their preferred choice as head coach.