Aston Villa Latest News: Christian Purslow has stepped down as Aston Villa CEO

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Aston Villa Latest News: Christian Purslow resigns as Aston Villa CEO

Aston Villa announced on Monday that Christian Purslow will be resigning from his position as CEO after serving for five years. Purslow’s departure comes at a time when the club is experiencing a revival under the leadership of manager Unai Emery, having secured a spot in Europe by finishing seventh in the Premier League.

“It has been a total privilege to lead Villa for the last five years,” former Liverpool managing director Purslow said in a statement. “I am proud that I leave the club in a much better position on and off the pitch than when I arrived.

“We are re-established in the Premier League; we now have a very competitive professional women’s team; we have outstanding academies for boys and girls; we have created a world class training ground and secured planning permission for an expansion and modernisation of our wonderful stadium.”

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When Purslow joined the club, Villa was playing in the second division of English football, known as the Championship. This was shortly after Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris became the owners of the club.

“We would like to thank Christian for his outstanding leadership of the club over the last five seasons,” the owners said in a joint statement. “He has overseen a transformation of the club both on and off the pitch and delivered the ambitious turnaround plan he presented to us when he arrived in 2018.”

Villa is set to participate in the Europa Conference League in the upcoming season, marking their return to European competition after a decade since their last appearance in the 2010-11 season.

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