Confirmed: Former caretaker manager Eric Black leaves Aston Villa

Former caretaker manager Eric Black has left Aston Villa, the club have announced. 

The 52-year-old took over from Remi Garde in March but failed to win a game as Villa were relegated from the Premier League

Roberto Di Matteo was appointed as Garde’s full-time successor this month and brought in former West Brom manager Steve Clarke as his assistant. Goalkeeping coach Tony Parks has also left the club.

A brief Villa statement read: “Aston Villa Football Club would like to thank Eric Black for his efforts last season, especially in his role as interim manager, and wishes him well in the future now he has left the club.

“Tony Parks has left his role as goalkeeping coach. We would like to thank him and he also goes with our best wishes for the future.”

Black lost six and drew one of his seven games in charge.

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