Bruce on brink

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cir­cum­stances, I think the club needs to re­think not only the past two years but also the past 10 years.

“Villa needs to be a sus­tain­able foot­ball club. Peo­ple join. Peo­ple leave.

“We need to change a lot of things. No one wanted to see the club have to go through this, but I be­lieve that only changes can help the club to progress.”

Villa must make up to £45m in cuts to fall in line with Fi­nan­cial Fair Play rules and may be forced to sell £20m-rated mid­fielder Jack Gre­al­ish. Villa’s Premier League parachute pay­ments will drop from

£34m to £15m next sea­son.

Terry is leav­ing with Villa un­able to af­ford his

£70,000-a-week salary. The de­fender will weigh up of­fers from the MLS and China, while Chelsea would wel­come him back as an academy coach.

“I’m proud to have had the op­por­tu­nity to play and cap­tain this great and huge club,” said 37-yearold Terry.

“I have given my ev­ery­thing this year both on and off the pitch.”


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