Roberto Di Matteo facing Aston Villa axe
Aston Villa are ready to end Roberto Di Matteo's reign with the Italian on the brink after just five months in charge.
The club are reluctantly preparing to act in the next 24 hours following their awful start to the season, Press Association Sport understands.
Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Preston left Villa 19th in the Sky Bet Championship with just one win from their opening 11 games and only two points clear of the relegation zone.
The club spent around £50million in the summer, including £12million on Ross McCormack and £15million on Jonathan Kodjia, to ensure an instant return to the... read more