Home > Sports > Soccer
  print button email button

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aston Villa axes manager McLeish

AP

BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston Villa fired manager Alex McLeish on Monday after just one season in charge of the Premier League club.

Villa, owned by American Randy Lerner, went 7-14-17 for 38 points, two above the relegation zone and the club's fewest points since the switch to three points for a win in 1981-82.

Lerner said "compelling play and results that instill a sense of confidence that Villa is on the right track have been plainly absent."

McLeish was hired last offseason after managing crosstown rival Birmingham, which was relegated.



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.