Farewell to Villa’s Doug
FAMOUS names from the world of football gathered alongside hundreds of mourners to say an emotional farewell to former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis.
Brian Little, David Platt and Bryan Robson were among the congregation at the businessman’s funeral which took place at Aston Parish Church, in the shadow of Villa Park.
Ellis – who gained the nickname “Deadly Doug” during two spells in charge at Villa – passed away at his home on October 11 aged 94.
Doug Ellis died last month, aged 94.