Aston Villa supporters will be hoping that Steve Bruce can inspire their side to promotion to the Premier League next season.
The Villans suffered relegation from the top-flight back in 2016 but could only muster a 13th place finish in the second tier last time out, with Roberto Di Matteo lasting just 12 games before he lost his job.
And it was up to former Birmingham chief Bruce to steady the ship and eventually guide the side to mid-table mediocrity, but with a full pre-season and transfer window over the summer, expectations will be much higher next time round that Villa can sustain a promotion push.
But one man who will not be part of the Villans squad next season is midfielder Jordan Veretout.
The 24-year-old midfielder signed for the Midlands outfit back in 2015 but has failed to make a meaningful impact at the club, earning just 29 appearances in all competitions, and failing to net in any of them.
And his Villa nightmare is now over as Serie A side Fiorentina have officially secured a permanent deal for the Frenchman, which is news that has stimulated quite a reaction from Villa fans on Twitter.
And it’s fair to say that many of them won’t be losing any sleep over Veretout’s departure…
6-7 mil euros probably £50k off the wages. Bruce & co are building a team who won’t quit like he did. Whelan and Jedi will tough it out.
— Victor (@vicramsey85) July 25, 2017
Remember when we beat Leicester to sign him and they went for plan b and signed kante instead… #avfc
— Chris Khaira (@ChrisKhaira) July 25, 2017
How will we replace his 0 goals?!!
— Jeremiah P-Dub (@jeremiahsays) July 25, 2017
— James (@Shead1874) July 25, 2017
Apparently he played 29 times for Villa…. I cant recall any of them….says it all really
— Gary Pearce (@gazapearce) July 25, 2017
— Leigh O’Connell (@leigh_oconnell) July 25, 2017
Awwww how are we gonna cope now
— JN (@ffsbirkir) July 25, 2017
Bye bye won’t be missed no room for players who don’t play for the shirt
— mark withey (@markwithey97) July 25, 2017
— Mike Hingley (@hingley72) July 25, 2017