Martin O'Neill has rounded angrily on the press who suggested his quote, 'Let's take things one step at a time' meant he was interested in taking the England job.
To be fair, that is how the quote looked!
But now he has made it clear his commitment is with Villa.
'It is absolute nonsense. I do not even remember saying it, to be perfectly honest. I said something some time ago to the tune that England would qualify and was asked something on the back of that that was completely and utterly hypothetical. It is utterly pointless to talk about it. I am committed to Aston Villa. I cannot end speculation. I have had it for years and years and years, no matter what you say.'
Adding, 'I have a big commitment to Aston Villa. It is as simple as that.'
And on the speculation in the press that he went to New York to meet up with Randy Lerner to talk over a move to England he said what General Charles Krulak told us all last week in the forum, 'It was on Aston Villa business, and Aston Villa business alone. It's absolute nonsense for someone to suggest otherwise. It is complete and utter paper-talk.'
Right, so reading between the lines....... !!!!!!!!!!!!
There you go, MON is the Villa boss and not looking to move elsewhere. Now lets see what he can build here, hopefully with a kick start in January with some decisive transfer action.
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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