Following a very stick patch of form which has seen Villa go three games without a win and drop to 4th in the Championship, the ‘Bruce Out’ brigade has come back out of hiding and they may have their opinion on why he should leave. I personally believe there is no-one better for the job and here are my five reasons as to why he must stay at the club.
01. TRACK RECORD
Bruce’s record in the Championship speaks for itself. No manager has ever secured the same amount of promotions from the Championship to the Premiership as the former Hull manager. This proves that the manager has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to take a team to the top flight which is the main aim of Aston Villa.
2. PROMOTION THROUGH THE PLAYOFFS
Not many of us are confident of coming out on top in the playoffs but Bruce has secured promotion this way in the past. Villa look destined for the playoffs and the manager’s experience could prove absolutely vital for the squad.
Some of the current squad won’t have experienced such high-pressure situations and Bruce’s experience along with some of the experienced players could be the difference when the playoff’s come around.
3. ATTRACTING THE RIGHT PLAYERS
Bruce can and does attract top players. When John Terry signed back in the summer he stated that Bruce was a huge factor when he was deciding who he would play for during the 2017-18 campaign.
And if he is able to attract one of the most decorated English footballers ever, who else could he bring in given more resources? Players such as Robert Snodgrass have also expressed how good they find the manager.
In a perfect world, we would have been in the situation that Wolves currently find themselves in but we are not. We know 4th isn’t good enough for a club like Villa but we should realise how far we have come as a team over the past 24 months.
Last season we only managed to finish 13th in the Championship but this season we have a very realistic opportunity for promotion. Let’s not forget that it isn’t over just yet and we still have six games plus the playoffs to play.
5. BETTER OPTIONS?
Of course, we will all have our own opinions on this but really are there any better options out there who could replace Bruce? I personally, cant name one manager who is currently out of work and would join Villa that is better than what we have.
Tim Sherwood and Mick McCarthy are the only ones that spring to mind.
Bruce needs to stay, he is the right man for the Villa job and I am still confident that his experience and desire for the club will go miles in helping us back to the Premier League.