Under-fire Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce will not resign from his post despite coming in for some heavy criticism from supporters according to Birmingham Live.

The 57-year-old four-time Sky Bet Championship promotion winner has been blasted by many for his side’s playing style while recent results have not helped his cause.

Other than Tuesday night’s 2-0 home victory over a Rotherham United side with one of the lowest playing budgets in the league, Villa have not won any of their seven league matches. Yesterday, they fell to a deflating 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park.

That result leaves Villa in 13th position in the Sky Bet Championship after nine games following a run which has seen them win just a third of their matches. With many fans demanding change, it is believed that manager Bruce plans to fight on and has no desire to throw in the towel.

Bruce guided Aston Villa to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final last season where they were defeated by Fulham at Wembley. During his near-two-year spell in charge at Villa Park, Bruce has won 46% of his matches as Villa boss. His win percentage this season alone is 36.36% and while that total is generally slightly above average, the main concern is that Villa have won just once since mid-August.

Villa face Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Friday before taking on two struggling sides in Preston North End and Millwall in early October.


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