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."