Shape Up - Or I Ship Out?
David O´Leary is looking to get Aston Villa above the 40 point mark - a haul that he believes will ensure our Premiership safety this season - before assessing where the club is going.
Does this sound like he is saying to the board, shape up or I ship out?
O´Leary said: 'I´ve set myself the target of getting to 40 points as quickly as possible, have a good run in the FA Cup, get to the end of the season - and then see what´s happening at this football club.'
Takeover talk has gone silent, O'Leary was quoted last week as saying he won't be able to afford James Milner in a permanent deal from Newcastle because he thinks his budget will probably be only £3million and the fans have voted with their feet this season.
Looks like this summer could be crucial, once we ensure safety this season, we need to start worrying about the next one, because if radical changes don't happen, we'll end up in exactly the same position or worse.
Villa face fellow strugglers Portsmouth tomorrow.