Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham is seemingly unimpressed by the club’s decision to sack Steve Bruce, as reported by Birmingham Live.

The 20-year-old forward joined on a season-long loan in August, making the temporary switch from Premier League giants Chelsea.

The England international expressed his frustration via Twitter, posting two emojis that display disgruntled faces. The tweet was then ‘liked’ by teammate Jack Grealish, who was recently handed a lucrative contract by Bruce.

Many were surprised to see the young prodigy drop into the second tier but the loanee spoke out about how he had been persuaded to make the move by Bruce:

“As soon as he called me he said ‘Listen, I need you here’.

“He thinks here would be the best place for me to get goals and have fun and enjoy myself. I could tell by the phone call that here was going to be a good place.

“He’s a good manager and I would like to learn off him.”

Bruce was axed on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being struck with a cabbage by an irate supporter.

Prior to his departure, the club had won just one of their last nine league games and supporters were beginning to lose faith in the former Sunderland boss.

The search for a replacement is now underway and a host of names have been linked with the vacancy. Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has emerged as the favourite to take over and joins Dean Smith, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Paulo Fonseca on the list of rumoured replacements.

Academy chief Kevin MacDonald will take on first-team responsibilities whilst the search for a successor continues and will be in the dugout when Villa lock horns with lowly Millwall tomorrow.

 

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