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Villa Job Far From Complete

Martin O'Neill has explained why he has decided to stay at Villa despite intense press speculation linking him with the England job.

The Villa boss said, 'This job is far from complete and may never be completed. I feel as if I'm just starting out in it and we're getting things together. We're getting a young side starting to gel and, more importantly than that, Villa supporters have come out in big numbers to support us.' (4th best attendance in our history)

He doesn't claim praise for the attendance but did add 'All I am saying is I have got all those things to consider and I have considered them. I want to do this job and that really should end it. I am committed here to this job at Aston Villa and I love the job.'

'This is where I want to do my job and I want to try and do something proper for Aston Villa.'

Right so categorically he isn't interested in the poison challice of the England job.

Trouble is he then said, for a joke: 'I think I'd be brilliant! My ego thinks I'd be brilliant. Actually the rest of me thinks I'd do it brilliantly! I didn't do to well to be perfectly honest at the interview I had - so I don't need to worry about polishing up interview skills.'

Which according to some of the press leaves the door slightly ajar. I think they are mad. If this man says he is or isn't doing something, then he sticks to it.

FA, go for Harry Redknapp, he'll sort the underforming England buggers out!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 26 2007

Time: 12:55PM

Your Comments

Three of those 'buggers' play for us!!!
Gordonsleftboot
yeah, one not played, one subbed when Gerrard should have come off and the other, as my dad told me, when doing badly plays for Liverpool, when doing well plays for us!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
Zat on MON: "The manager's done well and been successful everywhere he's gone without spending that much money so it's no surprise he's linked with the top job. "But he told the players he wants to stay; he's trying to build something. Hearing that was a great boost; it gives us more togetherness. "It's going well here and if he'd left and someone else came in it would have been tough - particularly for me as he signed me." Knight added: "He's trying to build a young squad here that can grow together, and things are looking good. There's a lot of belief in the squad and the manager has belief in us. "He tells us to go out to enjoy the game. When we're not playing well he shouts at us. I wouldn't say he's intimidating but he knows how to get his point across. There are no tea cups thrown though."
The Fear
I got the impression from his press confrence that if he gets offered the job he'll take it,did anyone notice that when he was asked if would take the job he the then spoke for nearly 3 minutes without saying no.Then when asked ''is that a no then'' he was lost for words.
Pking
For God's sake how many times does he need to say it before you lot listen....Pking he's not taking it....he categorically said so.
YatesyVillain
He didn't categorically say no,it was the one word he didn't use.He also kept saying when he took over Villa there was no obstical in the way,what does that mean?
Pking
Didn't he clear up those glib comments after the Boro game? I'm sure the reporter challenged him on those?
tarzan
Pking, are you a woman?
morky13villa
Jeez Pking. Get a grip. Surely he has made it clear enough to every man and his dog that he's not going anywhere? What else can he do? What else can he say?
glensider
you'll see,I do hope he stays though.
Pking
That is the firmest denial I have heard from MON yet. Looks like he's at Villa for the long haul!
DeanoVilla
With McCleish having resigned the Scotland post to reportedly take up the managers job at St Andrews, you have to start wondering whether coaching a national team is really all its cracked up to be.
glensider
lets face it we are all happy that o'neil is staying. Losing a manager now would be terrible
mrchnry
Exciting times ahead Martin. Staying makes complete sense.
glensider
 

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