Union Leaders have came out in outrage against reports suggesting that Aston Villa were set to cut. The Birmingham Mail report how the Premier League outfit are looking to cut its workforce in different departments including retail, merchandising, marketing and hospitality as they look to contend with the prospect of relegation and restructuring by new chairman, Steve Hollis.

They haven’t spoken about it publicly at all – but they really should because they need to end the uncertainty that people are facing. Hopefully, any job losses will be on a voluntary basis. – Lee Barron

Members of the Union TUC (Trade Union Congress) plan to protest outside of Villa’s ground ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday as they lobby for the club to pay the Living Wage of at least £8.25 an hour.

The Midlands secretary for TUC, Lee Barron, described it as ‘unacceptable’ that The Villans could not pay a living wage despite the large finances available to the club.

The Birmingham Mail say that the job cuts at Villa are part of a longer set of restructuring plans set out and that the club are not revealing any details on the matter.