first_imgSteve Bruce has finally been sacked by Aston Villa, with the Championship club confirming their decision on Wednesday.Bruce, 57, guided the Villa Park club to the second tier play-off final last season, but he was dismissed amid fan discontent and after a poor run of form that sees Villa in the bottom half of the table after 11 matches. 4 stalemate 4 Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Bruce was finally sacked by Villa on Wednesday 4 Villa want to tempt Smith from Championship promotion contenders Brentford Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off 3. Thierry Henry (Belgium assistant coach) – 4/12. Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk) – 11/41. Dean Smith (Brentford) – 2/1 Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer ROUND-UP Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Could Carvalhal return to the Championship? center_img 4 GREAT NEWS Latest Championship news 6. Sam Allardyce (unattached) – 9/15. Brendan Rodgers (Celtic) – 8/14. John Terry (unattached) – 11/2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY goalless His final match was a 3-3 draw at Preston that saw Villa score an injury time equaliser and then, moments later, miss a penalty that could have secured them all three points. Before the game fan anger came to the fore, with a cabbage thrown at Bruce from the stands.The club made the decision to dismiss Bruce following Tuesday’s clash, and they are now on the hunt for their new manager. The likes of Mick McCarthy and Thierry Henry have thrown their hats into the ring to take charge, but who is favourite to succeed Bruce at Villa Park? take a look at what the odds are saying, courtesy of SkyBet…=9. Sami Hyypia (unattached), Quique Sanchez Flores (unattached), Abel Ferreira (unattached) – 20/18. David Moyes (unattached) – 16/17. Carlos Carvalhal (unattached) – 12/1 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship EFL result Terry is being back to return to Aston Villa, this time as manager last_img read more