Aston Villa have sacked head coach Dean Smith, the Premier League membership has introduced.
It comes after the West Midlands’ membership misplaced 1-0 to Southampton on Saturday, leaving them fifteenth within the high flight.
In a press release, the membership CEO Christian Purslow mentioned: “When Dean joined us in October 2018 our crew was actually struggling in The Championship. He instantly reworked the environment and performances and achieved the last word success of main Villa again to the Premier League inside the similar season – a uncommon feat.
“He then secured our place within the Premier League after a troublesome marketing campaign and took us to a Cup Ultimate at Wembley.
“Nonetheless, after begin to final season, this 12 months now we have not seen the continual enchancment in outcomes, performances and league place which now we have all been in search of.
“Because of this now we have determined to make a change now to permit time for a brand new head coach to make an affect.
“The Board want to sincerely thank Dean for his many wonderful achievements, on and off the pitch, throughout this time. Everybody is aware of how a lot Aston Villa means to Dean and his household.
“He has represented the Membership with distinction and dignity – universally favored and revered by everyone related to Aston Villa – our workers, gamers and supporters alike. We want him the easiest.”