There is every chance that Steve Bruce could depart Villa Park this summer.
The 57-year-old managed to guide the Villans to the Championship Play-Off final, only to be undone by Fulham who secured a 1-0 win at Wembley to fire them to the Premier League.
Times at Villa Park are tough at the moment, with cash-flow problems threatening to affect the club considerably, with a number of first-team stars set to be sold to raise funds to keep the club afloat.
Bruce has already been subject of an approach from fellow Championship side Leeds United, who are a looking for a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom who was axed after a mediocre stint at Elland Road.
If Bruce does depart the Midlands outfit, Tony Xia will need a contingency plan and will have to identify managers he feels will take the club forward and out of this dark spell.
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