Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Leary Looking For New Challenge

O'Leary Looking For New Challenge

Former Aston Villa manager David O'Leary says he is 'sad' to have left Villa Park after hoping to have been the man to turn around the clubs fortunes and says he hopes to be back in a job very soon.

He told BBC Radio Five Live:

'I'm just sad, without a doubt. You move on with life now, I wish Aston Villa all the very best.'

He also says he will jump straight back on the good ship football if the right opportunity arises, Sunderland fans are said to be quaking in their boots!


O'Leary, who also famously, or infamously managed Leeds United continued:


'That's this job. You get on it, you get off, and you get back on again. It's in the blood. You get on with your life. You don't stay in the house with your mobile phone there waiting. I've got plenty of invitations over the last couple of days that have come in. I've even been asked to go to the USPGA in Chicago. There are plenty of things for me to do - I've already been invited to the Ryder Cup.'

Ending 'I hope I get a good job before any of them!'

Be interesting to see if that is all he has got to say on Villa. Graham Taylor left Villa without a pay off and spoke freely about the problems, will O'Leary do the same? Can't say I would blame him for taking the money and running, all well and good us saying we wouldn't but would we seriously turn down cash just to spite a former employer? Aston Villa doesn't mean to O'Leary what it means to us. That said, his reputation has been tarnished for his time here, so maybe a parting shot or two might help him?!

I'm sure there are many people in the game and interested in the game to see what the next step for O'Leary will be. Surely his next job will be his last unless he can improve his ever worsening league positions and build decent relations with the fans and club?

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 22 2006
Time: 3:25PM

Comments

0
Deadly Doug done it again, shame another sleeping giant who's not allowed to wake up. If you wanna change direction you need to change the driver I'm afraid. COYS
North Devon Spurs
22/07/2006 15:42:00
0
And DOL's reward for failing at Villa is ..... Sunderland! Hard to see where he'll go after that. Probably down the dole que with Souness.
ooahPaulMcGrath
22/07/2006 20:23:00
0
His reputation and standing within the game has got to be at all time low right now. Its not going to be easy for O'Leary to pick up the pieces.
glensider
23/07/2006 01:06:00
0
Maybe he can try and not get relegated.
USA
23/07/2006 04:05:00
0
Sunderland is where he is going, I am sure of it...good luck Mackems
fatloser
23/07/2006 09:43:00
0
You have to pity Sunderland if that's where he ends up. Relegation from the EPL, then DOL turns up as your new manager. Nightmare! I read a quote from the same interview with BBC, where he said that he had signed a confidentiality agrrement with Villa, so he couldn't say anymore than he wishes us all the best.
DougInABox
24/07/2006 08:50:00
0
It looks like even Sunderland dont want him....so much so Quinny is willing to not just run the club but manage the team as well. The thought of O'dreary can be a great motivator.
tylervilla
24/07/2006 09:26:00
0
He'l make a great Caddy
Burnsy
24/07/2006 16:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Match Day Officials v Newcastle (7/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this weekend.

U21s - Villa To Face Arsenal

Aston Villa know their Premier League Division 2 Play Off final opponents - it's Arsenal.

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

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 meh v Newcastle Utd will
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
LOL.. win29%
Lose, it's what we do58%
Draw, meh13%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2016 has lacked ultimate thrill for Rosberg
Latest Vital Boxing News
That Joshua and Breazeale Bust-Up
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions155
2.The Fear61
3.kefkat55
4.sirdennis43
5.villasince6734
6.Silhillvilla31
7."Merd"28
8.Thomas Holte26
9.DeanoVilla24
10.LORD RON SAUNDERS21
Vital Football Comment