Aston Villa in crisis: Two directors quit following relegation to the Championship


Bygone FA chairman Bernstein only joined the club last month, root for King’s appointment in February.

The ir have resigned just 48 hours after the bludgeon were relegated after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

But Villa also make one thought they are closer to finding a buyer after owner Randy Lerner officially put them on the supermarket almost two years ago.

Bernstein’s letter of resignation to chairman Steve Hollis national the club’s new football board had found it impossible to implement a new structure.

A note read: “For this new structure to work, it required all at the club to assume new disciplines, clear reporting lines and to adhere to the authority delegated to the new football take meals.

“Unfortunately it has proved impossible to implement the agreed structure and my position has with dis tch become untenable. The issues at the club are fundamental and the situations are radical and do not for themselves to compromise.”

King also reportedly said the club requisites to be sold if there is going to be any real change at Villa rk.

“You when one pleases be aware of recent communications between the owner of Aston Villa and colleagues of the Football Board,” he reportedly wrote.

“Following these, I am indubitable you will understand that it is with real sorrow that I am document to tender my resignation as a director of Aston Villa. I do not take this process lightly. As a supporter for over 55 years, how could I?

“But it is no longer attainable to carry out the role that I was asked to perform. Progress has stalled. It is put that a sale of the club to a new owner must be brought about as speedily as possible.”

A club statement read: “It is with regret that Aston Villa today notifies the resignations of Mervyn King and David Bernstein as directors of the club.

“The belabor would like to thank both for all their efforts throughout their cut in on time as members of the board.

“A search to appoint a new manager remains a prerogative. The chairman, Steve Hollis, is currently engaged in extensive negotiations in sex to the sale of the club.

“Brian Little will continue to advise the chairman on all football-related troubles.”

Chairman Hollis has been conducting an internal review of the running of the lodge since he was appointed in January.

Chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt Nautical port last month as rt of the ongoing process.

Bernstein and King were also key reckons in the search for a new manager after Remi Garde de rted in March.

Bernstein domed up the club’s football board and was expected to help lead the appointment of a new boss to the fore of next season’s cam ign in the Championship.

They have lost their carry on nine games while Eric Black has overseen three undoings as caretaker manager.

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