Steven Gerrard has already built a reputation as a strong disciplinarian from his time at Rangers and the start of his Aston Villa career. It is this attribute that appears to be a keen draw of the club's owners, judging by the actions of his predecessors.
The Liverpool legend - who took over at Villa Park last November - is targeting a top-10 finish in the upcoming campaign. One of his first actions at the club was to introduce a ban on certain food items in the club canteen, including tomato ketchup.
And a leaked list of fines at Villa Park, from before the 42-year-old's arrival, shows that the ruthless approach is something the Villa chiefs take kindly to.
In a leaked fines list doing the rounds on social media, which Sportsmail understands to be at least 12 months old, being late to the training pitch proved to be a very expensive exercise - £200 a minute, to be precise - while forgetting to bring a birthday cake set players back £50.
Other fines included snus - a popular type of chewing tobacco - being left anywhere (£200), no flip flops in the shower (£100) and leaving cutlery at the table in the canteen (£100).
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