UK time is: 00:58:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mellberg and McCann To Get New Deals

Martin O'Neill says he is looking to tie both defender Olof Mellberg and midfielder Gavin McCann to new contracts as soon as the transfer window business ends at the end of January.

Both have 18 months left their contacts and Martin O'Neill obviously sees them as integral part of his re-building plans.

The Villa boss said: 'There are a couple of players whose contracts have got a year and a half to run and Olof's in a similar situation to Gavin McCann. Once we get the transfer deadline out of the way, sitting down with these people is something I'll be looking at between now and May - Olof included to discuss their futures.'

And on the rumour that Levante were interested in our bearded wonder, O'Neill added: 'No one from Levante has called, and I'd be giving it short shrift if they did. Olof was absolutely splendid on Saturday. He took an awful lot of responsibility, and over the season he's done well. He's got himself re-invigorated again and he was excellent on Saturday. He'd relinquished the captaincy at international level and I don't think it's caused him too many sleepless nights.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 25 2007

Time: 12:01PM

Your Comments

special ice-cold welcome from olof for ashley young: http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/HeadlinesDetail/0,,10265~970455,00.html
joerothuk
Good, theyboth deserve it. Especially Awesome Ollie.
jonah
Absolutely agree. They both deserve to have the opportunity to play a role the next few seasons as the MON/RL bandwagon really begins to pick up pace. New signings are all well and good, but current performers such as Olof and Gavin, who both seem to have been around Villa Park forever, have the right to become part of the new era.
glensider
Having said that though, both are of course getting on in years, so new deals should be agreed only on the understanding that they can expect fierce competition in the months ahead. First team football is no longer a guarantee.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update (Thursday April 24 2014)

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1126
2. The Fear 1047
3. ClivetheVillan 625
4. Villan57 304
5. Villan Of The North 286
6. Barney2004 277
7. sirdennis 237
8. kefkat 231
9. BlackCountry Villa 227
10. tarzan 208

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 22%
Lose - we go again 52%
Draw 26%