Martin Rogers at the Mirror has an exclusive report today saying that Randy Lerner is set to give Martin O'Neill a six-year contract worth in the region of £15million. And to think I applied for the job and would have done it for £50 000 a year. Randy's first big mistake you think? What do you mean no you miserable buggers!
O'Neill was on a 12-month rolling contract when he first arrived but Lerner is set to tie him to Villa long term and to help the manager build an empire.
Anyway, back on planet earth, Rogers (and he is one of the heavy weights in the world of sports journalism) has quotes from Villa chairman Randy Lerner.
Lerner said: 'I will focus on Martin O'Neill. He is great. I am just getting to know him, I can't say that I know him very well yet but he is great. He has got the record and the history and the makings for a steady long-term commitment and that is the plan.'
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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