Aston Villa chiefs have launched a full-scale investigation into the club’s disastrous season, according to reports.
Chief executive Tom Fox is understood to be under the most scrutiny, suggest the Sunday People, after new chairman Steve Hollis and boardroom recruit Sir Mervyn King brought in consultants to assess Villa’s finances, recruitment process and everyday administration.
Fox, Arsenal’s former commercial officer, has been at Villa Park since August 2014, acting as Randy Lerner’s eyes and ears, while the owner remains in the USA.
Villa are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and suffered their worst home defeat in over 80 years in the 6-0 thumping by Liverpool last week.
Manager Remi Garde is expected to consider his own position in the summer after failing to be backed in the January transfer market.
Sporting director Hendrik Almstadt and head of recruitment Paddy Riley are also under scrutiny, although no decisions will be made until the end of the season.