Aston Villa name Stephen Clemence as first-team coach as trio exit
Last Updated: 13/10/16 5:03pm
New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has appointed Stephen Clemence as his first-team coach at Villa Park.
Bruce, who took over the reins of the Sky Bet Championship club on Wednesday following Roberto Di Matteo's departure earlier this month, has previously worked with Clemence when he was in charge at Hull City and Sunderland.
Clemence played for Tottenham, Birmingham, where he was signed by Bruce, and Leicester as a midfielder before calling time on his playing career in the summer of 2010.
The 38-year-old joined Hull's coaching staff in 2012 and helped them to two promotions to the Premier League under Bruce and the FA Cup final in 2014.
A Hull statement read: "Everyone at the club would like to thank Stephen for his fine contribution during his four years on the coaching staff and wish him the very best in the future."
Clemence will take over from Kevin Bond who has now parted company with Villa, along with assistant manager Steve Clarke and goalkeeping coach Massimo Battara following Bruce's arrival.
A statement on Villa's official website read: "The club would like to wish them well for the future and to thank all three for their effort, dedication and professionalism."