Aston Villa’s Chinese owner Dr Tony Xia. Photo: AP
Peter Simpson
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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

A word to the wise, Dr Xia: get off Twitter, turn up for an Aston Villa game and heed the advice of Teresa May’s special ‘Svengali’

The struggling Championship club are searching for a new manager after Roberto di Matteo was sacked by the club’s Twitter-happy Chinese owner after only 11 games

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Aston Villa’s Chinese owner Dr Tony Xia. Photo: AP
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.