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Borrell in particular was held in huge esteem by the Academy players, who were left shocked by the dismissals

Aston Villa can cope without Ashley Young, says Bent

Striker Darren Bent insists Aston Villa will be able to compensate for the loss of Ashley Young.

Aston Villa's move for Michael Bradley on hold

Aston Villa have been given more time to decide about signing United States midfielder Michael Bradley on a permanent basis because of their managerial situation, Press Association Sport understands.

Aston Villa will not rush manager appointment

Aston Villa will not be rushed into making a decision over who will replace Gerard Houllier as manager.

Darren Bent committed to Aston Villa

England striker Darren Bent has pledged his future to Aston Villa and insisted: "I'm tired of moving around."

Philippe Senderos: Fulham must appoint manager quickly

A shocked Philippe Senderos today admitted it was vital Fulham appoint a new manager quickly as he began to come to terms with Mark Hughes' departure.

Mark Hughes denies Fulham departure is linked to Villa job

Mark Hughes' departure from Fulham has "no connection" with the vacant Aston Villa hot-seat following manager Gerard Houllier's departure, Press Association Sport understands.

Houllier's Villa Park departure confirmed

Gérard Houllier stepped down as Aston Villa manager last night. The move was expected as an agreement on a settlement package had already been reached.

Bent looks an England hit after forgetting about the misses

Villa striker shrugs off Redknapp jibe and is a firm favourite with Capello after three goals in three games

Ashley Young focusing on England despite uncertainty over future

Aston Villa forward Ashley Young has vowed to focus fully on England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Saturday despite uncertainty over his future and that of his club.

Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa future remains unclear

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier's future will be decided in the next 24 hours, Press Association Sport understands.

Reo-Coker, Carew and Pires released in Aston Villa clear-out

Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires are among 10 players released today by Aston Villa. First-team squad members Moustapha Salifou and Isaiah Osbourne have also been allowed to leave Villa Park along with youngsters Durrell Berry, Ellis Deeney, Calum Flanagan, Harry Forrester and Arsenio Halfhuid.

Aston Villa release 10 players including Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires

Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires are among 10 players released today by Aston Villa.

Aston Villa wait on tests before making Gerard Houllier decision

Aston Villa director General Krulak expects an imminent decision on manager Gerard Houllier's future but insists his health is of paramount importance.

Martin O'Neill wants to return to management

Martin O'Neill wants to return to management after settling his dispute with Aston Villa following his abrupt departure from the midlands club last August.

Aston Villa hopeful Ashley Young can be convinced to stay

Gary McAllister is hoping the arrival of several quality signings this summer will help convince Ashley Young to remain at Aston Villa.

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