David O'Leary has told the League Managers' Association's official site that he would love to keep James Milner permanently at Aston Villa.
Milner is currently on loan from Newcastle in a deal that saw Nobby Solano move back to St James Park. O'Leary, who worked with Milner when he was at Leeds, said he thinks he'll keep improving adding:
'I really, really hope for the Villa fans, that we can keep him at Aston Villa because I think he would be tremendous for us to have.'
He also thinks the player has no chance of being picked by Sven Goran Eriksson but hopes the new manager might give him a chance.
'It depends on who's the next England manager, what he'll think of James and what he wants there. James's problem is he's up against the England captain on that right side.James is a player I think coaches will appreciate. He's made for The Premiership, in my opinion.'
'He's got a great engine, can get and up and down the field, has great willingness to work and is fantastic for what The Premiership is about.'
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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