Aston Villa cut final ties with former owner

12 August 2019

Photo: Getty Images Former owner Tony Xia has been relieved of his duties as a director at Aston Villa.

Former owner Tony Xia is no longer part of Aston Villa.

The new owners, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, received Xia’s final shares in the club when they paid off his debt to another former owner.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen

Newly promoted Aston Villa have cut all ties with former owner Tony Xia. He was relieved of his duty as director on 2. August 2019 in all companies related to the club, filings at Companies House show.

Tony Xia sold a controlling stake in the club to Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens last summer - in December he officially lost his position as a person with significant control, which meant that he could no longer make senior changes without being challenged.

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