Eusebio Di Francesco has been today announced as the manager of newly Championship outfit Aston Villa, after new owner Dr Tony Xia flew personally to meet with the former Sassuolo manager to agree terms.
Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League for the first time since it's creation, and fans are currently in a hangover period. The expectations are for Villa to bounce straight back up at their first attempt, however it will not be so easy.
There is a lot of deadwood in the squad that needs to be removed if the side are going to be successful in their hunt for promotion, and Di Francesco will be tasked with deciding who comes under this label, and how to remove them.
The future of the club was uncertain earlier in the year, as owner Randy Lerner was pushing for the sale of his club and fans were left with little to go on until Tony Xia stepped forward.
Now, the future is in the hands of the new manager.