Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Tinkerman Cometh? No Way

The Tinkerman Cometh?  No Way

The Tinkerman Cometh?

Oh no he doesn't!

Not sure what the reports today are all about but after the Villa board have publicly backed David O'Leary to remain as manager and Doug has taken 'assurances' that last season was a 'one off', why are we being linked to former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri?

Why, just because he says that he might be set to return to England, do the press think he is coming to Villa?

Marseille are apparently interested in Ranieri who says 'I want a solution for this week only as a matter of time. The teams need time for the signing of players and it is not possible to arrive last in this race.'

The press asked him about apparent links to Aston Villa and he replied 'I am a professional of football open to all options.'

But surely, if we are to believe Dougy boy and his merry men, there are no options at Aston Villa in regards to a new manager?

Maybe someone else can explain why the speculation is continuing, is O'Leary about to walk? On a contract worth around £1.8million a season I think not. Is Doug about to take decisive action? After backing O'Leary why would he do a u-turn? And would Ranieri really be able to do anything at a club where the manager is being forced to sell the very few players it has before bringing in new players?

What a bizarre claret and blue world we all live in!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday June 5 2006
Time: 1:59PM

Comments

0
Claudio Ranieri would be a excellent choice when DOL leaves do u think so?
green giant 12
05/06/2006 14:12:00
0
In the article, there was never ANY mention of Aston VIlla from Ranieri. 2+2 does not =5
murph
05/06/2006 14:16:00
0
Surely Ranieri would need a bigger contract than the current managers over-inflated agreement? Plus nearly £2m to rid us of O'Leary? Bizarre indeed! Can't see O'Leary walking...why would he when he's on such a cushy number??
DougInABox
05/06/2006 14:18:00
0
If I were a betting man, I'd be putting a few quid on Ranieri as the next manager of Crystal Palace...
GaztonVilla
05/06/2006 14:53:00
0
GatzonVilla I would not bet against you, I think Palace willbehis destination too, but I dobelieve he would be a great manager for you.But DD does not have the vision!
sdandrk
05/06/2006 15:09:00
0
Do the words 'Doug' and 'vision' really fit into the same sentance? Wish they did!
The Fear
05/06/2006 15:13:00
0
Not unless that sentance contains the words does not have any...
Aronno7
05/06/2006 15:17:00
0
DOL has a strange concept of the English Language, so we'd still be in square one with Ranieri. Dont forget Doug is old and would struggle to communicate with Claudio at the best of times.
crosswesleyanchapel
05/06/2006 15:42:00
0
Doug struggles to communicate with most people at the best of times! Unless it's the Queen of course
DougInABox
05/06/2006 15:59:00
0
How cruel these press people are to raise our expectations that anything is happening at villa park...ever. I can just see it now, so Claudio how do you plan to re-build the team...well with the money i get from the sale of hendrie and de la cruz i should be able to buy james milners left thigh.
tylervilla
05/06/2006 16:42:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa v Bristol City - Follow On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Bristol City the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Bruce Looking To Kick On

Manager Steve Bruce has called on the Villa players to kick on against Bristol City later this evening following our victory over Derby County at the weekend.

Lansbury - We're Working Hard

January signing Henri Lansbury has said that the players have been working hard to turn around our form following victory over Derby County at the weekend.

Chester In Team Of The Week (28/2/17)

Aston Villa are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Bristol City will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win66%
Lose19%
Draw15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Bottas sees Hamilton as great challenge
Latest Vital Boxing News
Press Conference – Haye Loses the Plot?
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear487
2.JuanPabloAngel414
3.sirdennis387
4.Silhillvilla261
5.Fulford230
6.Melon Donkey223
7.villasince67205
8.Villan57172
9.McParlandTheGreat162
10.kefkat158
Write for Vital Football