Doug ELLIS (1924-2018)

World Soccer - - From The Editor -

Hav­ing made his money in the travel in­dus­try he was As­ton Villa chair­man from 1968 to 1975 and then again from 1982 to 2006, dur­ing which time he earned the nick­name “Deadly Doug” due to his rep­u­ta­tion for sack­ing un­der­per­form­ing managers.

Af­ter sell­ing the club to Amer­i­can busi­ness­man Randy Lerner he be­came life pres­i­dent and was knighted in 2012 for his ser­vices to char­ity.

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