Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Randy - MON Is Best Manager Around

Randy - MON Is Best Manager Around

Randy Lerner has been talking to the press and says he hopes to keep Martin O'Neill at Villa saying he can 'accomplish anything he wants' whilst at Villa and that he doesn't need to move on to fulfil his dreams.

Some reports claim that the FA will sack Steven McClaren and approach MON even if England qualify for the Euro Championship on Wednesday but Randy is hoping that MON will want to remain a Villan.

Randy said: 'He is special. We have the best manager around, I do believe that. But as Martin settles into this over the years, I think he can accomplish anything he wants to here. And, my God, I do mean 'here'. I don't think the Martin O'Neill's of the world are ever available. Ever. Somehow the fates have to conspire. The worst thing in the world would be to set out and try to get a Martin O'Neill, because you would never get him.'

He also says they get on very well with a 'comfortable relationship'. Adding he isn't all football either, 'He is a serious guy, he is a serious family man, he is a well-liked guy. He has got friends all over the world.'

He also says he gives the manager the space needed to manage, adding he doesn't feel it is his place to be phoning MON all the time.

With this sort of backing, would MON really want the England job? Maybe if he was English it would be a major tempter, but is the England job that glamorous a job these days? All managers seem to get is a total slating in the press!!

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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 19 2007
Time: 5:59PM


MON has won what exactly...??Unlike Juande Ramos.........Y I D S
19/11/2007 18:05:00
I want to see some Signings in Jan, starting with a RB and get Mellberg and Laursen on an extended contract, Mellberg and Laursen in the middle is the way to go for the next couple of years with someone like Hoyte on the right and Riise/Bouma on the left. We also need a striker, Anelka maybe. Atm i rate MON highly apart from in the transfer market.
Villa 4 Ever
19/11/2007 18:18:00
Martin O'Neill has won two English league cups, three SPL league titles, three scottish cups and one scottish league cup. He also won seven consecutive old firm derbies. UTV
19/11/2007 18:19:00
* in his managerial career
19/11/2007 18:19:00
Oh he also won a Eurpean Cup as a player, something Villa have also done in funnily enough
19/11/2007 18:27:00
Chalky, if you were a player would respect more a manager who as a player won, a domestic cup, a league title, two European cups, and captained his country to a world cup final , or a manager who hadn't? M U P P E T
19/11/2007 18:28:00
Sorry meant to read European and missed out in "the past" oops!
19/11/2007 18:29:00
randy.stand my good buddy, you only write articles like this, knowing that they will meet with my complete approval, and hopefully earn you another coke!!
19/11/2007 18:31:00
UpTheHolte-Dont give me that Scottish Lge zhit,if the guy had achieved that with Hibs/Aberdeen etc then i would be impressed.......So lets get this right,MON has won just the league cup in England & never lifted a side into the top 6.....??Sounds like McClaren..........He he he...!!
19/11/2007 18:43:00
Chalky if we win our game in hand we will be top six and already played everyone above us bar the north London team that you are always crawling around in the shadows of. Ramos looks good but he can't come on the pitch and defend for you. Ashley Young would rather play for MON than get paid double down south, still bitter?
19/11/2007 18:54:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Bruce In Team Of The Week (25/10/16)

Aston Villa are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

U23s - Aston Villa 1 Swansea City 2

Monday afternoon saw Aston Villa's Under 23 side suffer a narrow defeat to visitors Swansea City.

Bruce On Fulham & Backroom Staff

Manager Steve Bruce was a delighted man as Villa made it back to back victories in last weekend's clash at Villa Park against Fulham.

Aston Villa Fans React To Win Against Fulham...

Post match reactions to Aston Villa winning against Fulham.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Adomah4%
Sub - McCormack1%
Sub - Westwood0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Hamilton was in fear of engine issues
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear521
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings140
Vital Football Comment