As expected, Aston Villa have sacked Alex McLeish.
The Scot joined from Birmingham City a year ago but only won four home games and played some of the worst football seen for years at Villa Park according to some supporters who had been campaigning for him to be sacked for most of the season.
Villa escaped relegation by a game and with many season ticket holders not renewing unless McLeish went, the Villa board acted this afternoon to relieve McLeish of his duties.
So far there has been no comment as to the situation regarding his backroom staff including former Coventry City midfielder Kevin MacDonald.
Villa club statement: http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2771920,00.html