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Barton's Arms on Top Job

Barton's Arms on Top Job

On this day in 1982, Tony Barton was confirmed as Villa manager.

Barton had been in charge on a temporary basis since the resignation of Ron Saunders, but he and his assistant Roy MacLaren were offered permanent contracts after achieving some excellent results, both in the First Division and the European Cup quarter-final.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 1st April 1982