Ross McCormack believes his Aston Villa career is over, despite Steve Bruce’s recent sacking.
McCormack fell out with former manager Steve Bruce only a few months after he made a £12m move from Fulham in August 2016
The 32-year-old striker, who is on loan at Australian side Central Coast Mariners, made just 13 league starts at Villa before similar temporary moves to Nottingham Forest and Melbourne City.
Speaking to ‘Fairfax Media’ about whether he would return to Villa under new boss Dean Smith, McCormack remarked: “I can’t see it, to be honest.
“That ship has probably sailed, but it’s hard to say. I’ve still got another year left [on his Aston Villa contract] after this season, so you can never say never.
“I’d probably be surprised if that changed something for me.”
The striker also admitted he did not hear of Bruce’s sacking until 24 hours after it had happened: “I didn’t even know until like a day later, with the time difference.
“It is what it is. That’s the way football is these days. If you don’t get results, you lose your job.”