Steve Bruce Sacked As Villa Manager
3 October 2018, 18:20 | Updated: 3 October 2018, 18:22
Aston Villa have sacked Steve Bruce as manager - less than 24 hours after a fan threw a cabbage at him.
Aston Villa have sacked manager Steve Bruce after two years in charge.
Villa are 12th in the Championship but have only won one of their past nine league matches and drew 3-3 with bottom club Preston on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old had been under increasing pressure from Villa supporters.
He led the club to the Championship play-off final last season, which they lost to Fulham at Wembley.
Assistant boss Colin Calderwood and coaches Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh have also left Villa Park, with under-23s manager Kevin MacDonald taking caretaker charge of the club for the third time for Saturday's game at Millwall.
"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," a club statement said.
"The process of recruiting a new manager has begun."