Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Alan Curbishley Out Of The Race

Alan Curbishley Out Of The Race

Reports today say that Alan Curbishley is out of the race for the Villa hot seat, as we predicted a few days ago.

The former Charlton boss had said he wanted a year out of football so it was always strange to see the bookies give him odds ranging from evens to 2/1 on.

Curbs is on his way for an extended holiday in New Zealand and has no intention of taking the Villa Park hot seat (or should that be revolving seat?)

Curbs told the Daily Mail:

"I did 15 years without a break at Charlton and I feel I have to recharge my batteries fully. Obviously, I would have come back early if I'd been given the chance to manage England. But I didn't get that chance and so I've decided it is best to wait until October and take my time over a return."


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 22 2006
Time: 9:47AM

Comments

0
It could be the first of a few managers ruling themselves out. Will be gutted if O'Neill does, but i'm expecting him to. I've got a horrible, horrible feeling that it'll be Glenn Hoddle. it doesn't bear thinking about!
DougInABox
22/07/2006 09:57:00
0
Until there's an actual official quote attributed to Curbishley, I wouldn't read too much into the media reports. Speculation will be the name of the game for the next few days, by which time you would imagine the board would have a definite list of potential candidates, and we should all be aware by then as to who is interested and in the race, and who isnt. No, you're right DougInABox, the thought of Glen Hoddle is enough to give us all sleepless nights.
glensider
22/07/2006 10:23:00
0
I'm now reading a direct quote from Curbishley saying that he wants/needs to take a complete break from the game, and isnt looking to return until October at the earliest.
glensider
22/07/2006 10:27:00
0
Yeah read the same one, but again, like you say it could all be paper talk and old quotes which they bring out again to make a story
DougInABox
22/07/2006 10:47:00
0
He's a boring sod. New Zealand will suit him.
ooahPaulMcGrath
22/07/2006 11:10:00
0
yeah he can be droll, but new zealand is not. O'Neil for me , I so hope it is not Glenn Hoddle, but do not rule out Brian Little, with Gordon Cowans as his assistant.
glen384
22/07/2006 12:06:00
0
Ellis will go for the cheapest option. Caretaker until Christmas, then try for a new manager if a take over appears. Glen Hoddle would cause uproar - Doug wouldn't be that stupid!?!? At least all the protests are being heard now, great to see some balanced reporting by the BBC & Sky.
tarzan
22/07/2006 13:27:00
0
Ellis will go for the cheapest option. Caretaker until Christmas, then try for a new manager if a take over appears. Glen Hoddle would cause uproar - Doug wouldn't be that stupid!?!? At least all the protests are being heard now, great to see some balanced reporting by the BBC & Sky.
tarzan
22/07/2006 13:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa FA Cup 3rd Round Away To Spurs On BBC

The Official site have confirmed that Aston Villa`s FA Cup 3rd round game v Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane will be screened on BBC.

An Interview With A Wigan Fan Ahead Of Villa Park Clash

An interview with Barry from Vital Wigan ahead of the weekends clash between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic

The Xia Interview - Part 4 - Will He Sell Aston Villa?

The final part of our look at the Tony Xia interview. Will he build Aston Villa to sell it on?

Villa Fan (Opinion Piece) 5 Opponents I Hate

Juan Pablo Angel on the five opponents he hates!

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)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini9%
Hutton1%
Chester5%
Baker5%
Westwood2%
Amavi3%
Jedinak30%
Gardner1%
Grealish2%
Gestede1%
Kodjia33%
Adomah 5%
Ayew1%
Other2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Straight fight between Wehrlein & Bottas for M
Latest Vital Boxing News
Groves to Fight Chudinov for WBA Title
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear195
2.JuanPabloAngel124
3.HeathfieldRoad187493
4.sirdennis83
5.TuBBz70
6.BodyButter66
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings55
8.Wurzel47
9.DeanoVilla39
10.Melon Donkey32
Vital Football Comment