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

Chris Wright

6th, April 2016



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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