Aston Villa faces ‘severe financial fair play challenges’ as reality hits

Aston Villa chairman Dr Tony Xia
The owner of Aston Villa, Dr Tony Xia, has warned the club will have to make cuts after failing to win promotion to the Premier League. Aston Villa lost 1-0 in the Play-Off final against Fulham having finished fourth, seven points outside of the automatic promotion places. Although it was nine places better than the previous season, the club had been desperate to get promoted because of the strict rules around financial fair play and the way this operates over a three-year cycle. "We are all aware that we will face severe FFP... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...