Aston Villa have sacked manager Steve Bruce after the club’s poor start to the season.
Aston Villa only missed out on promotion to the Premier League through defeat in the Championship playoff final last season, but just three wins have been recorded in 11 second-tier fixtures during the current campaign.
Tensions boiled over at Villa Park on Tuesday evening as a supporter threw a cabbage in the direction of Steve Bruce on a night where the club let slip a 2-0 lead to only draw 3-3 with Preston North End, and the club have decided to act by parting company with Bruce after a two-year spell.
Bruce accused the supporter who threw a cabbage at him before the game of showing a lack of respect. “Unfortunately, it sums up the society we are in at the moment,” he said after the match. “There’s no respect for anyone. Certainly for someone like him, I’m surprised he knew what a cabbage was. I find the whole thing hugely disrespectful.”
A club statement read: “We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future.
“The process of recruiting a new manager has begun. In the meantime, Kevin MacDonald, Aston Villa U23s manager, will be in charge of the team for our trip to Millwall on Saturday.”