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Randy Lerner To Get Hands On As CEO

Reports in the Guardian today suggest that Randy Lerner is planning on taking the role of CEO at Villa following the departure of Richard FitzGerald last January and COO Michael Cunnah recently.

Apparently Randy will move to the midlands and take a hands on role at the club.

The article, by Stuart James astonvilla suggests the Villa owner might not give himself the title but will be taking on the day to day role. Good news for Villa, not sure how the Browns fans will view this though?!

The paper also suggests that Martin O'Neill will very much welcome this move as he is used to speaking directly to Randy on all team matters.

The report says Chains of command are about as popular with O'Neill as interviews for national team jobs, the Villa manager preferring to have the kind of control over footballing matters that Avram Grant's replacement at Stamford Bridge will only be able to dream about. O'Neill likes to deal directly with the owner and no one else, something he made very clear recently when he pointed out that any talks about Gareth Barry's future would be held with Lerner.

Not a major surprise this is it? Randy has always been the one responsible, with the manager, for transfers and dealings with Martin O'Neill which might part explain the departure of Richard FitzGerald as that is usually in the remit of the CEO.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 28 2008

Time: 11:22AM

Your Comments

randy and MON are having an affair
krisvilla
Could be good news. One of the strengths to date has appeared to be the off-hands approach which could be lost. However if he is the one to make decisions, then perhaps the closer to Brum the better.
Gordonsleftboot
I think we are very lucky to have a chairman and manager that have such a good working relationship. And I think it can only mean good things if Randy is getting more and more involved with the club. Maybe it will make signing new players easier with Randy around all the time?
UpTheHolte
I read an article which says players agents hate MON during transfer dealings coz he never answers his phone, and his voicemail is always full!!! For fecks sake! No wonder we dont sign anyone! Wake up please MON!
DeanoVilla
yeah it is good, I aint heard of a good working relationship like this since doug ellis and his savers account manager
krisvilla
If you know which players you want, why spend all day fending off idiots?
Gordonsleftboot
There's a 2 bed semi up for sale opposite me if he is looking for somewhere to live. Might be able to blag a lift to the games then!! ;-D
DoLpHiNaToR
thing is deano, would you answer your phone if everytime it rang it was someone trying to sell you new windows? agents spend the majority of the transfer window trying to move there players, if mon wants a player, he'll phone you!
bobbyfett
We need a CEO, simple as that. Way too important a key position in todays footballing world for the CEO seat at Villa Park to sit vacant. But is RL the right guy for this role?
glensider
 

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