Arsenal CCO Tom Fox Set To Become New CEO Of League Rival Aston Villa
EPL side Aston Villa Owner RANDY LERNER "has arrived to England to finalise the appointment of a new chief executive," with Arsenal CCO TOM FOX "understood to be on the verge of landing the job," according to John Percy of the London TELEGRAPH. Lerner "was at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and has held advanced talks with Fox." Fox "is highly regarded at Arsenal," with the American having helped to set up the £170M kit deal with Puma last year. He "has been approached by Lerner following the surprise departure" of PAUL FAULKNER in July. Lerner "is keen to complete the appointment within the next few days as he wants a proper structure in place to carry out day-to-day operations while he is back in the United States." Villa remains "up for sale with no sign of an imminent buyer" (TELEGRAPH, 8/19).