Aston Villa fires manager Alex McLeish

Updated: 15 May 2012 10:46 IST

Aston Villa has fired manager Alex McLeish after just one season in charge of the Premier League club.

Aston Villa fires manager Alex McLeish
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Birmingham, UK:

Aston Villa has fired manager Alex McLeish after just one season in charge of the Premier League club.

Villa, owned by American Randy Lerner, went 7-14-17 for 38 points, two above the relegation zone and the club's fewest points since the switch to three points for a win in 1981-82.

Lerner says "compelling play and results that instill a sense of confidence that Villa is on the right track have been plainly absent."

McLeish was hired last offseason after managing crosstown rival Birmingham, which was relegated.

Topics : Football Aston Villa Manchester City Alex Ferguson Mark Hughes English Premier League
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