Former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis has died at the age of 94, the English Championship club said on Thursday.
Ellis was chairman of Villa in two separate spells from 1968-75 and 1982-06.
A businessman who made his fortune in the travel industry, Ellis was nicknamed "Deadly Doug" due to his reputation for being quick to dismiss failing managers.
Ellis served on a number of Football Association and FIFA committees and sold Villa to American businessman Randy Lerner in 2006 but he kept his connection...
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has proposed the creation of a new second tier in English football to boost revenues for teams outside the Premier League.
Radrizzani told a conference in London that the existing TV rights revenue sharing mechanism for the Championship, the current second tier in English football, did not provide enough money to sustain clubs aspiring to break into the top flight.
"It is really not sustainable to stay in the Championship... The small money they generate from...
Aston Villa have appointed Brentford boss Dean Smith as their new manager with former England captain John Terry as his assistant, the English Championship club said on Wednesday.
Smith, who developed a reputation for playing exciting, attacking football at Brentford, is a Villa fan and will replace Steve Bruce, who was sacked last week following the second-tier side's dismal start to the season.
We are delighted to announce the appointments of Dean Smith as our new Head Coach, John Terry as Assistant Coach and Jesus Garcia Pitarch as Sporting Director ✍️— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 10, 2018
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Former Chelsea and England skipper Terry decided to call time on his playing career on Sunday.