Adrian Bevington departs Aston Villa role

By iSportconnect | May 17, 2016

Aston Villa Football Club have confirmed that iSportconnect member Adrian Bevington has decided to leave his advisory position with the Club.

Bevington joined the Club to review and evaluate the managerial position and playing staff at Villa Park in March.

Aston Villa Chairman Steve Hollis said: “I’d like to place on record my thanks to Adrian for his contribution and professionalism.

“Over a short period of time, he has provided a great deal of football knowledge and experience – both to the Club and to me personally.

“Adrian gave me his word he would remain with the Club until the end of the season. Now that time has come we wish him well for the future with his various football commitments.”

Bevington’s departure follows the resignations of both David Bernstein and Mervyn King earlier this year.

Adrian Bevington added: “I explained to Steve Hollis a few weeks ago that I would not be looking to take on a full-time role with the Club, but agreed to remain as an advisor until the end of the season.

“I know how hard Steve is working on a number of levels and I hope he can conclude the ownership and managerial positions very soon.

“There is a huge amount of work ahead for Aston Villa FC. A Club of its size with its great support should be competing at the higher levels of the Premier League, not in the position it currently finds itself.

“To move forward, now more than ever, it is crucial the Club makes the right calls on the big decisions it is faced with.”

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