Jack Grealish has signed an improved 4 year contract at the club.
After suffering “second season syndrome” in Villa’s relegation year, Jack has come back with his head screwed on so far this term.
After the humiliation of being dropped by Remi Garde and repeated issues of ill-discipline all but a distant memory, Grealish has triggered a new deal by hitting 20 starts.
The deal includes a two year extension which ties the midfielder to Villa Park until 2020.
The club have also announced that Gordan Cowans has left the club.
Cowans leaves after a 40 year association, including a English Champsionhip and European Cup winner.
Since then he has held various roles, predominantly in the youth set-up.
Villa’s prolific Twitterer Tony Xia and BBC journalist Pat Murphy were quick to assure that Sid’s departure was not connected to the arrival or Steve Round, and appears a decision completely at ease with the Villa legend:
Saunders was a popular and key figure for Villa in the early 90′s scoring 49 goals in 149 appearances & winning the League Cup in 1994. Saunders has had a mixed experience since in management, most notably with poor spells most recently with Wolves and Chesterfield.
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