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Big Ron arrives

Big Ron arrives

On this day in 1991, Ron Atkinson was appointed Villa manager.

Big Ron, as he was fondly known by the claret-and-blue faithful, led Villa to runners-up spot behind Manchester United in the inaugural Premier League campaign of 1992-93, and also guided his team to a memorable 3-1 Wembley victory over Manchester United in the 1994 League Cup final. His teams always played open, attractive football but a poor run of results led to his dismissal in November 1994.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 7th June 1991