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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!!

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
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