Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach playoff final

Soccer May 15, 2019

Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties to reach playoff final

Aston Villa progressed to within one game of a return to the English Premier League after edging West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties in the Championship playoff semifinals on Tuesday. West Brom won 1-0 on the night at the Hawthorns to level ...

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Soccer Oct 11, 2018

Aston Villa hires ex-England captain John Terry as assistant coach

Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. The second-tier English club also appointed Jesus Garcia Pitarch as sporting director as the former European champions moved ...

Soccer Oct 3, 2018

Fan throws cabbage at under-fire Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce had a cabbage thrown at him by an unhappy fan before the team's match in England's second-tier League Championship on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, it sums up the society we are in at the moment. There's no respect for anyone," Bruce said ...

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer Apr 22, 2017

English soccer mourns after Ehiogu's death

Soccer mourned the untimely death of former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu on Friday, with England's national team manager Gareth Southgate paying tribute to a "colossus," friend and true gentleman. Ehiogu, who worked as under-23 coach for Tottenham, collapsed at the North London ...

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Soccer Jan 13, 2017

Former England coach Taylor passes away at 72

Graham Taylor, who was derided as England coach after failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, has died. Taylor, a friend of pop star Elton John, enjoyed considerable success as an English club manager. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration as manager of ...

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Soccer Jan 12, 2017

Ex-England manager Taylor, 72, passes away

Graham Taylor, the former England soccer manager, has died at the age of 72, according to media reports on Thursday. Taylor, who had a playing career with Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, was a successful manager in English soccer's top flight with Watford and Aston ...

Soccer Jun 3, 2016

Aston Villa hires former Chelsea manager Di Matteo to lead team

Roberto Di Matteo is the new manager of Aston Villa, the Premer League team announced on its website on Friday. The 46-year-old Italian, who won the Champions League during a short spell in charge of Chelsea, takes over weeks after the club was relegated from ...

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Soccer Apr 17, 2016

Villa relegated after 28 years in top flight

Aston Villa's 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning 3-0. The threat of relegation ended some time ago ...

Soccer Nov 3, 2015

Garde sees Aston Villa lose to Spurs

Within hours of being hired as Aston Villa manager, Remi Garde witnessed the magnitude of his task on Monday when Tottenham handed his new team a ninth loss in 11 Premier League games to leave it stranded at the bottom. Tottenham's 3-1 victory kept the ...