Marcus Bignot (Aston Villa Interim Manager) during the FA Womens Super League 1 game between Aston Villa and Tottenham at Bescot Stadium in Walsall -Orlagh Gardner/Sports Press Photo

Aston Villa confirm the departure of interim manager Bignot

Aston Villa have this morning confirmed that interim manager Marcus Bignot’s spell in charge has come to an end.

The 46-year-old was appointed the club’s interim manager at the end of January with his experience being used to help head coach Gemma Davies in steering The Villains to Barclays FA Women’s Super League safety.

Bignot and Davies successfully achieved their aim with Villa securing a second season in the top flight courtesy of an impressive goalless draw at Arsenal yesterday. With Villa’s campaign now over, the club have released an update via their official website confirming Bignot’s departure. Villa have not commented on the position of Davies, however, the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s youngest head coach is expected to remain in her role and take this season’s experiences forward with her as she looks to further her development.

During his time in charge of Villa, Bignot guided the club to just one win which came against Tottenham Hotspur at The Banks’s Stadium in February, however, his side ended the season with a five-game unbeaten streak which ultimately secured their safety.

Villa will now plan ahead for their summer recruitment. The club are expected to make a number of additions throughout the upcoming transfer window as they look to push on in 2021/2022.

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