Aston Villa exodus continues: Former FA director Adrian Bevington leaves club after less than two months
Former FA director Adrian Bevington has become the latest high-profile figure to leave Aston Villa after less than two months with the club.
Bevington's departure from his advisory role follows the resignations of former Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King and ex-FA chief David Bernstein from the board.
The relegated club, who suffered the worst Premier League season in their history this year, also said goodbye to former chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt last month.
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Chairman Steve Hollis said Bevington had provided "a great deal of football knowledge and experience" during his role advising the club on its managerial and playing positions.
"I explained to Steve Hollis a few weeks ago that I would not be looking to take on a full-time role with the Club, but agreed to remain as an advisor until the end of the season," explained Bevington.
"I know how hard Steve is working on a number of levels and I hope he can conclude the ownership and managerial positions very soon.
"There is a huge amount of work ahead for Aston Villa FC. A club of its size with its great support should be competing at the higher levels of the Premier League, not in the position it currently finds itself.
"To move forward, now more than ever, it is crucial the club makes the right calls on the big decisions it is faced with."