Writer: J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 22 2006
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?
Date:Saturday July 22 2006
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