If you follow avillafan on Twitter and you rewind back to Wednesday then you may have noticed ourselves, along with fellow Aston Villa supporters clubs discussing ways to come together and demand answers from Dr Tony Xia about the need for investment at our club.
Yesterday it was announced by the club in a statement that NSWE, a company jointly owned and controlled by Nassef Sawiris (net worth £5.18 billion) and Wes Edens had injected some much-needed investment into the club with a view to a full take-over in the future.
I am not gullible enough to think that Xia had read these messages and thought he would quickly sell to an investor as I am sure it was the reason he returned to the UK this week anyway.
I am also not gullible to think that all our problems have gone away as we still have FFP to contend with and also sort out the reason why this club is bleeding a reported £5M a month but it is a relief for fans who didn’t know the future of our club.
Xia may have always had the best intentions when he took over at Villa Park but he will have to do a lot more for me than get investment and potentially sell the club.
After all, he was the one that nearly made my football club go into administration while also made us a public laughing stock in the football world. On top of that – missing that payment to HMRC is just not acceptable.
Saying that though, should this new investment/ownership change our fortunes for the better and these two characters do look very interesting indeed then I may just change my mind in the future.
Numerous media outlets have run with a story this morning that would suggest that the club now wants to approach former Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry to take over the reigns at Villa Park.
Although Henry has never managed a club, he has made no secret about the fact it is something he wants to do as the next stage of his career. He was recently part of the Belgium coaching staff that finished 3rd in the 2018 World Cup.
I am unsure what I think about Henry taking over as I feel it could be another Roberto Di Matteo appointment. Having said that, many clubs seem to be giving former players a chance at the moment with Steven Gerrard taking over at Rangers in Scotland and Frank Lampard at Derby.
They have to start somewhere and the fact they are prepared to drop down the leagues to do so would suggest they believe in the clubs they are at and their own ability.
We will have to part ways with Steve Bruce and again I am still unsure if this is the right way forward with the season so close. I guess we will have to sit back and see what the new investment team have planned for our Aston Villa.