Christian Purslow to step down as Aston Villa chief executive

Christian Purslow

Aston Villa has announced Christian Purslow is to step down from his position as chief executive and director of the club.

He joined Aston Villa in September 2018 shortly after NSWE acquired a controlling interest in the club.

Owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris said: “We would like to thank Christian for his outstanding leadership of the Club over the last five seasons. He has overseen a transformation of the club both on and off the pitch and delivered the ambitious turnaround plan he presented to us when he arrived in 2018. We are grateful for all he has done.”

Purslow said: “It has been a total privilege to lead Villa for the last five years. I am proud that I leave the club in a much better position on and off the pitch than when I arrived. We are re-established in the Premier League; we now have a very competitive professional Women’s team; we have outstanding academies for boys and girls; we have created a world class training ground and secured planning permission for an expansion and modernisation of our wonderful stadium.

“Thank you to everyone at Villa and our supporters who have made my time here so enjoyable.”