Reports: Aston Villa Keen To Bring In Andy Townsend As Director Of Football

Chris Wright

6th, April 2016

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Just when you thought the straits couldn’t get any more dire for Aston Villa, it’s being mooted today that the Premier League stragglers might be about to give Andy Townsend a job.

According to The Sun, Villa’s new chairman Steve Hollis has contacted Townsend, who spent four years at Villa Park in the mid-1990s, about joining the “new-look team” he’s assembling behind the scenes in a ‘director of football’ capacity.

Hollis has already recruited former Villa manager Brian Little to his crack team as he seeks to create a special advisory panel of ex-Villa players and personnel who know the club inside-out.

Hollis wants Villa to have friendly faces in key posts in a bid to win back their unhappy fans.

He also considered Villa’s midfield legend Stiliyan Petrov for a role but that did not work out.

As per The Sun’s report, Townsend would be given a “meaningful job” by Hollis, with his duties apparently consisting of “advising the new manager and helping to find players”.

What a magical time to be an Aston Villa fan.

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  1. Laudrup says:

    Why the despondent note, paddy Rielly still there( gulp) argggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ll pay his wages myself if it keeps him off the telly

  3. Fordy says:

    Regardless of what you might think, a player who gave everything on the pitch and great captain just what the club needs, works well with the super hero Brian Little and unlike the employee’s for the last 5 years knows the club, most of the kiddies on here only see as a pundit, get your iPods out and watch him action before judging UTV

  4. Rob Carey says:

    Will he be working “in and around” the club?

  5. The Studio says:

    For me Chris, if anything, it’s almost TOO much of a magical time to be an Aston Villa fan.

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