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Mixed Views On Sven To Villa

Vital Villa asked, following newspaper talk of a Swedish consortium headed by Sven's agent Athole Still, whether you would welcome the former England manager as Villa boss.

Would Sven Be Welcome At Villa?

Only 5% said no and 0% said no due to the risk of away fan abuse.

5% said he would be welcome because he has a good club record.

The only two options were split down the middle.

45% said only Martin O'Neil would do and 45% said Sven would be welcome, but only if he had big money backers.

One nice thing is I've been told, Sven loves Villa Park and it is one of his favourite football grounds, so the man has some taste!

The comments to my original article have a mix of views, here are just a few.

I would welcome Sven. He has a pedigree that can't be ignored or denied. He has had more success in the domestic game, in various leagues, then O'Neill. He would be able to attract the bigger names to the club, O'Neill is only well known in the UK. still skeggy

if we cant have o'neill ill settle for sven...like you say, his record is second to none,i think he would attract the higher profile players. JASON

it would be nice to see Beckham in claret and blue as well ! bobbyfett

Actually his record is second to Murinios but that's just me being picky. I would like to see Sven at VP in the long term but I don't think he's the right man to get the best out of the players we have, with the obvious exception of the true quality we have at VP. As with most others, I still want O'Neill but Sven would be a fantastic alternative (I prefer not to say second choice as for some clubs I think Sven would be better but O'Neill is best for VP) Villain Of The North

Sven has no passion, we need someone who is gonna be on the touch line yelling ,he is all about the money. samtozer

Not thrilled by the prospect and rumours of him moving to Villa Park. I wouldnt want him, but then again I have no say in the matter. I think he's over-rated. I dont think much of him as a coach, and his man-management skills are virtually non-existant. Put me down as a no, a definite no no. glensider




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 30 2006

Time: 10:15AM

Your Comments

I'd welcome Sven as a spectator to Villa Park. I'd also welcome his pounds, shillings and pence in any takeover deal. And Nancy and Faria can share a half time Balti pie with me anytime. But as regards a new manager - it's got to be O'Neill.
pongogidman
The rumour is hoddle to replace O'Leary - that would be a joke
trotski74
Sven has allready told several sunday newspapers that he is not intrested in joining villa and is only intrested in putting money into the club via his agents consortium.
wade_man_uk
Sven was caught up in the fake Sheikh scandal earlier this year. He was quoted as saying he thought that Villa where ripe for a takeover. He won't have changed his views on that. i would welcome him, because of his huge amount of experience. He has managed at the highest level both international and on a domestic front. Sven could well be the man to take Villa forward.
still skeggy
I think we all want MON but Sven is a great manager and wouldn't put himself in the hot seat unless he had bags of cash to spend. Expect Sven to buy us the league if he takes over. Would we complain about that too?
ooahPaulMcGrath
I read in i think the Sunday Mirror that he is only coming to Villa Park as an investor not as a manager. He is looking to take on MON as manager if his takeover bid is successful.
Villa1982
Don't suppose Sven ever been to Villa Park, he's a manager not a cyou need MON to lift the club COYS
North Devon Spurs
North Devon, I would have thought Spurs, Newcastle etc would dread MON at the Villa with some . Top 4 potential in my considered and weighty non-Villa opinion!
greyhound
Easy top 4 potential but I hope not too fast or the wheels could come off and leave us in a horrible mess. We need to start by building a solid foundation. If we are top four in 3-5 seaons I will be over the moon, hopefully top 4 with a genuine title challenge.
Villain Of The North
What about Sven as Director of Football? Surely if he wanted to invest in the club his experience and links around europe would be a huge asset to the club in moving forward. Sven for director of football and O'neill for manager - Aitken as coach - Dream team
Steve64k
If hes got the money in place i'll giv him a chance.
Villa1982
How can you have a mixed view? You can have good or bad one, you can even have one or many, as a matter of fact I feel one coming on right now.
Steve64k
Swapping Doug for Sven would be like swapping the Devil for Saddam Huesein. Devious and money grabbing as each other!
DeanoVilla
 

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