Dr Tony Xia: Roberto Di Matteo shares my vision - I'm very ambitious
New Owner spells out ambitions.
15th Jun 2016
Dr Tony Xia: Roberto Di Matteo shares my vision - I'm very ambitious


Dr Tony Xia has spelled out his delight at taking over as Aston Villa Owner - and believes he has the perfect man to work with in Roberto Di Matteo.

Xia is determined to make a big difference at his new Club, with the first aim promotion back to the Premier League.

He's confident Di Matteo can deliver and bring the glory days back to B6.

He said: "I am obviously excited - but I have also calmed down because it is not the time to celebrate yet.

"We hope we can be more excited after one season.

"There's a large fanbase here, it's a historic and world well-known Club, it's got a great academy and there is a large opportunity for us to improve here by reshaping the Club.

"There's been a slight delay but now we need to get everything back to the right track as soon as possible.

"Fortunately I think we have been sharpening everything. The management team is ready and they have already been working hard for the past weeks.

"My long-term aim is to make Aston Villa the greatest Club in the world, a Club taking the leadership of the modern new age - maybe more than that.

"I am happy that Roberto was willing to take this challenge with us. I do need someone who is really into this and also confident enough to succeed. I think he is the right one.

"He is someone with successful experience in the Championship, successful experience in the Premier League and is a European champion.

"Also, he is one of the most intelligent coaches I have known. I can say, just like me, we are common in the way that we can succeed in different fields.

"Last - and the most important thing - he understands what my ambition is and I think he will help make that happen and succeed."



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