Aston Villa have suspended chief executive Keith Wyness with immediate effect.
Villa have confirmed owner, Dr Tony Xia, will assume the role until further notice.
Wyness was appointed as Villa chief executive in June 2016 following the club’s relegation from the Premier League and has since overseen a spend of over £80m.
A club statement read: “Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that chief executive, Keith Wyness, has been suspended by the club with immediate effect.
“Owner and chairman, Dr Tony Xia will assume the role until further notice.