Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is that he is well aware of the difficulties at the club, but he is determined to find a way to bring success Villa Park.
The club were relegated from the Premier League after more than two decades of enjoying top-flight football. Regarded as one of the most successful club’s in English football, they have certainly struggled a lot in recent years. Former owner Randy Lerner has been heavily criticised for this decline and this led to the ownership change this season. However, the club continue to struggle on and off the field.
Defeats against Leeds United and Norwich City have left the club mid-table in the Championship with little hope of promotion unless they go on an extended run of wins in the second half of the campaign. Bruce is expected to get some transfer money to spend in January, but he says that it would be tough to expect miracles straight away.
The former Hull City boss replaced Roberto di Matteo after a poor start to the campaign. One of the reasons for positivity is that only six points separate Aston Villa from the sixth spot in the league, which is occupied by Sheffield Wednesday.
Even though Bruce admits the scale of difficulty, he admits that instant success is expected and has to be delivered. “I’m under no illusions, there’s been huge changes in the club over the past 18 months and I’m the sixth manager in that time. But this is a great club to work for and it’s exceeded all my expectations. I understood it’s had a difficult time and it’s my job to get rid of those difficult times. I’ll do everything in my power to turn it around, you hope you’ll get the time – but we all know we have to be instant,” said Steve Bruce.