Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia talks Premier League, Randy Lerner and Lionel Messi
Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia says the club will return to the Premier League within two years.
The Chinese businessman has been speaking to media in his homeland about his plans for Villa and insisted he only needed two chats with former owner Randy Lerner before agreeing to purchase the club in the summer.
Xia admits he inherited a club in crisis and is working to root out all of the demons to prevent them from, haunting the club in its future.
Xia told the South China Morning post: “I believe Aston Villa will return to the Premier League soon, at most within two years.
Read More Aston... read more
- 12:08 Mobile-phone based bank Number26 expands to 17 European markets
- 12:08 Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers
- 12:07 Motorist clocked racing at 126mph on the M181 near Scunthorpe
- 12:07 Toyota to expand hybrid system development to further cut emissions
- 12:06 Music review: RSNO - Verdi Requiem
- 12:06 Music review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
- 12:06 Album reviews: The Rolling Stones | Peter Doherty | Jools Holland
- 12:05 Thousands of Charter Savings Bank customers are warned their...
- 12:05 Motorists experiencing huge delays on A590 between Greenodd and...
- 12:04 South Tyneside theatre celebrates ‘takeover’ by young artists
- 12:04 New apprentice driving towards bright future after being taken on...
- 12:04 Tottenham Expected XI: Pochettino to give youth a chance in his...
- 12:04 This Chelsea loanee could become the next Frank Rijkaard - former...
- 12:04 Chelsea drama could repeat itself if Jose Mourinho doesn’t do this...
- 12:03 Top European wedding award for Woodhall Spa venue
- 12:03 Your fiver could be worth £50,000 if it has this amazing tiny...
- 12:03 Disability event in Woodhall Spa
- 12:03 Extraordinary meeting over plans to extend Raunds business park
- 12:03 Haul of samurai swords, knife, cash and jewellery stolen from...
- 12:02 Hartlepool sisters win Pop Act of the Year
- 12:01 City estate agency expands team
- 12:01 Injured swan causing delays on M1
- 12:01 VIDEO: ‘Diamond shaped UFOs’ spotted ‘colliding’ in Derbyshire
- 12:01 Four Dales leisure centres to be outsourced
- 12:01 Quad bike stolen from Derbyshire farm
- 11:58 Twenty seasons on, despite Jurgen Klopp and a host of superstar...
- 11:58 Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea set for...
- 11:57 Doncaster Rovers fanzine is named country's number one at...
- 11:57 Three arrested over breach of security at Doncaster airport
- 11:56 Badger cull free TB eradication in Wales and Northern Ireland? The...