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O'Neill To Stay Long Term

A few reports have suggested that Aston Villa's new manager Martin O'Neill will sign an extended contract once it is confirmed that Randy Lerner takes full control of the club.

The BBC quote 'a source' saying what we already know, that O'Neill had talks with Lerner.

It is 'thought' that they got on very well and O'Neill will sign a lengthy contract in place of his current 12-month contract.

So it seems even more obvious now than it did when he joined, that Martin O'Neill was banking on the takeover happening and you'd think he took assurances over it.

Happy days.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 14 2006

Time: 5:10PM

Your Comments

happy days indeed. can it get any better?
mcgoo
blues relegated, O'Dreary out, O'Neil in, Deadly out, Lerner in, the sun is shining all we need now is world peace
steff_the_villan
If the reports are indeed true, then it caps off what has been a great day for all connected in any way to AVFC. All we need now is a couple of quality signings, and for Martin to convince MB and GB that Villa Park is the place to be right now.
glensider
Good news indeed if O'Neill signs a long term contract. After many dreary years things are looking up, at last.
DoogieTyBrenin
If anyone wants to leave now then they really should be allowed to go, I don't care who they are as they obviously have no ambition and just want an easy life and big money. That said, I will understand players like DJ*2 and Berson wanting to leave if they don't beleive they will do any more than sit on the bench.
Villain Of The North
Excellent news - love the new page header!
Mutley73
Says on the bbc that it will be the longest managers contract in the prem
groseyboy
Longer than Big Sam's 10 years?
ooahPaulMcGrath
Villain Of The North, we shouldn't let anyone leave until we are good and ready. It's Villa who pay the wages and at the mo we don't have the squad depth to sustain players leaving. OK, there is no point keeping someone who wants to leave but if they are professional they will just play that bit harder so that the offers come in. When the time is right then sell them because we only want players who are willing to fight the good fight.
Steve64k
It is reported by Sky that should the Lerner deal go through, Martin O'Neill will be offered a six-year contract, the longest in Premiership history. It will be interesting to see if MO'N signs it. I have long thought that he was destined for the Man U job, I was overjoyed when he came to Villa but I still have a sneaking suspicion that Martin is using his time here to 'get up to speed' with Premiership football, and that in two or three years time, or whenever Ferguson hangs up his hairdryer, he will be off to Old Trafford. Still, at least we will have him for a period of time, and who knows, if he gets on with Lerner and Villa progress into Europe, he may even decide to stay.
Saurat
 

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