West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has said that he does not believe for one minute that Aston Villa will be relegated to the Championship at the end of this season. Aston Villa have long been recognised as the biggest club in Midlands having won the coveted European trophy, while they have also one of the greatest history amongst most of the English clubs. However, they are in a real danger of being relegated this season, as they are only two points about the relegation zone. Aston Villa are ever closer to the relegation zone after suffering the 2-1 demoralising defeat at the hands of Bolton in the midweek action.

The club will be facing archrivals West Brom during the weekend. West Brom, under the former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, have secured safety in the Premier league for next season and will be looking forward to a great afternoon against Villa. Hodgson, though, believes that the Aston Villa players are too good to go down this season. Even though this is a cliche that has been said a lot, Hodgson believes that McLeish has the experience to lead Aston Villa away from the relegation zone in the upcoming matches, in which they will be facing the likes of West Brom and Tottenham.

“I don’t ever accept true responsibility for when managers losing their job has been the direct result of a match with another team that you happen to be coaching at the time. Obviously there is going to come a moment where people’s tenure at a club comes to an end. It’s unfortunate I suppose if you happen to be the last one when the axe does fall,” he said ahead of the derby with Villa. Aston Villa have just one win in their last 13 Premier league matches, which makes for a grim reading.