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  • Doug Ellis: Aston Villa chairman who was 'Deadly' in firing a string of managers

    The self-made millionaire swapped the travel business for the football boardroom, and began a 38-year love-hate relationship with the Villa Park faithful that brought trophies and relegation
  • Deadly Doug was not all that deadly and his devotion to Villa was clear

    Aston Villa’s status as a big club, one even now seen as too sizeable to stay long in the Championship, can be attributed to the 35 years Ellis ‘worked his guts out’ for his beloved team It was never exactly a secret that the man known as Deadly Doug was not all that deadly, just an old-fashioned self-made millionaire and club owner who set very high standards for his beloved Aston Villa. Sir Doug Ellis had two spells as the chairman of Aston Villa, the second and longest running from 1982 to...

    the Guardian
  • Nations League, Lionesses and roundabouts – Football Weekly Extra

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair to discuss international football, Aston Villa, the Ballon d’Or and our Next Generation 2018 list Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. Max Rushden is joined by Respected Journalism’s Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair to discuss the international fixtures, including England’s behind-closed-doors Nations League game in Croatia. Just which England player will have a potty mouth?...

    the Guardian
  • Doug Ellis dies aged 94 – video obituary

    The former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died aged 94. Ellis enjoyed two periods at the club, the first from 1968 to 1975 before returning in 1982. He left the club in 2006 after the club was bought by American billionaire Randy Lerner. A stand was named in his honour and he was made life president of the club Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Doug Ellis dead: Former Aston Villa owner dies, aged 94

    Doug Ellis, the former owner of Aston Villa, has died after passing away overnight, aged 94.
  • Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa chairman, dies aged 94

    Ellis had two spells as chairman at Villa ParkEntrepreneur made his fortune in package holidaysSir Doug Ellis, the former Aston Villa chairman, has died at the age of 94, the club has announced. Ellis was chairman and major shareholder of the Midlands club over two separate spells, firstly from 1968 to 1975. The millionaire entrepreneur, who made his fortune in package holidays, returned to the post in 1982 when the club were European Cup holders, having been Football League champions for the...

    the Guardian
  • Get the best out of Jack Grealish and fix the defence: Dean Smith and John Terry's to-do list at Aston Villa

    Villa languish in 15th in the Championship, having won just three of their first 12 matches
  • Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith as new head coach with Chelsea legend John Terry as his assistant

    The 47-year-old leaves Brentford seventh in the Championship, eight places above his new club
  • Attorney: Ronaldo rape-report documents altered, fabricated

    Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas criminal-defense lawyer went on the attack Wednesday, saying documents cited in media reports about a rape claim against the soccer player were "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual. In a statement , attorney Peter S. Christiansen blamed reports about the 2009 encounter on electronic data leaks of documents that he said were stolen by a hacker from law firms and other entities in Europe and then put up for sale. Ronaldo "is accustomed to being...

  • Aston Villa’s managerial search switches to Brentford’s Dean Smith

    • John Terry set to be appointed No 2 if Smith lands job• Rui Faria and Brendan Rodgers no longer under consideration Dean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official approach to Brentford to thrash out a deal for their manager. Villa’s options have narrowed in the wake of Thierry Henry and Rui Faria making it clear that they are not interested in the post, paving the way for Smith to take over at the club he grew...

    the Guardian
  • John Terry emerges as frontrunner to become next Aston Villa manager

    The former Chelsea defender has retired from playing to focus on a coaching career
  • Frank Lampard backs John Terry to be a success in management

    Terry announced his retirement from playing on Sunday at the age of 37
  • Thierry Henry favourite to take over as new Aston Villa manager

    • Villa could approach Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers• John Terry likely to join coaching staff Thierry Henry has been identified as the favoured candidate to take over as Aston Villa manager and could be appointed within the next 72 hours, depending on whether the Championship club decide to explore the potential availability of Brendan Rodgers. It also looks increasingly likely that John Terry will return to the club on the coaching staff. Although Villa insist that nothing has been agreed with...

    the Guardian
  • Manager Steve Bruce Sacked by Aston Villa After 2 Seasons

    Aston Villa confirmed on Wednesday that manager Steve Bruce has been sacked following a poor run of results at Villa Park.  The 57-year-old leaves the club in 12th place in the Championship table...

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  • Aston Villa sack Steve Bruce as manager with club 12th in Championship table

    Aston Villa have sacked Steve Bruce after a turbulent start to the season which has seen one of the Championship's promotion favourites win only three of their opening 11 league games.
  • Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa manager after one win in 10 matches

    • Manager had cabbage thrown at him on Tuesday• Bruce took over at Villa in October 2016 Steve Bruce has been sacked by Aston Villa after a sequence of one win in 10 matches. Bruce took the club to last season’s Championship play-off final but a disappointing start to this campaign has prompted the owners, who took charge last July, to make the change. The atmosphere at Villa Park on Tuesday night turned toxic as Villa were held to a 3-3 draw by the bottom club, Preston. Bruce had a cabbage...

    the Guardian
  • Aston Villa star Jack Grealish dampens Tottenham speculation by signing new five-year contract

    Spurs reportedly had a £25 million bid for the midfielder turned down late in the summer window