Massive Anti-DOL Feeling At Villa
Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis says the board backed David O'Leary and wanted him to stay for a fourth season unanimously.
Our poll on the other hand has not and a poll in the Mail was even more anti the manager. Would be nice to see the Mail now ask if we want Ellis out too!
Doug explained: 'There has been a lot of hard talking over the last week. It was the board's unanimous decision to back the manager. No one can pretend that last season's outcome was anything other than extremely disappointing and I understand why supporters have been frustrated through a difficult season but myself and the board are convinced that better times lie ahead.'
A phone poll in the Birmingham Mail yesterday had 80% of Villa fans calling for David O'Leary to be sacked.
Vital Villa also asked this week if you would back O'Leary now that the board have.
18% confirmed that they would not be renewing or returning because of David O'Leary and a further 28% said they won't back O'Leary and they are 'gutted' that he is staying.
11% said they would back him until Christmas, 31% said they wanted a new manager but would back him as they had no choice.
Just 12% said they were glad he was staying.