Big loss at Aston Villa – this time off-the-field

ASTON VILLA lost £27.3m last season, as the company limped to what was then its worst-ever Premier League finish.

The relegation-threatened club endured a difficult year, which saw it change its chief executive and team manager, with Paul Faulkner and Paul Lambert being replaced by Tom Fox and Tim Sherwood.

Since the year-end, Mr Sherwood has also left the club, as has finance director Robin Russell.

In a year which included an FA Cup Final appearance, the club lost £9.8m operationally, which included £3.3m for... For the full story register now for free or login below...