Aston Villa sacked the manager Roberto di Matteo after a disappointing start to the season in the Football League Championship.
The team was dropped from the elite but has invested serious money in an effort to quickly get back in the Premier League.
The appointment of the Italian expert was welcomed with optimism, but he remained at his post only 124 days after management decided it was time for a change.
Under his guidance Villa won only one of the first 12 games by bestsportpredictions.com in the League, gaining only the 19th place in the standings, and the defeat of Preston on Saturday with 0:2 finally decide the fate of the specialist.
The favorites for the post are regarded as Steve Bruce, who is currently without a job and Mick Mccarthy. Till the appointment of a new manager, the team will be led by the former assistant of Di Matteo Steve Clark.