Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Randy Lerner To Get Hands On As CEO

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.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday May 28 2008
Time: 11:22AM

Comments

0
randy and MON are having an affair
krisvilla
28/05/2008 11:36:00
0
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
28/05/2008 11:39:00
0
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
28/05/2008 11:46:00
0
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
28/05/2008 12:10:00
0
yeah it is good, I aint heard of a good working relationship like this since doug ellis and his savers account manager
krisvilla
28/05/2008 12:12:00
0
If you know which players you want, why spend all day fending off idiots?
Gordonsleftboot
28/05/2008 12:16:00
0
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
28/05/2008 13:41:00
0
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
28/05/2008 13:58:00
0
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
29/05/2008 11:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Perfect Pitch - Aston Villa Winners

See, Villa do win things!

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Villa v Blues

The poll results, man of the match, Villa v Blues.

EFL Grounds Team Winners 2016/17

The Football League have this afternoon announced the divisional winners and runners up in this...

Jedinak Wants Improvement

Midfielder Mile Jedinak knows Aston Villa have to improve in the season of 2017/18 if we are to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win26%
Lose37%
Draw37%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein reveals severity of neck injury
Latest Vital Boxing News
David Fields Will Referee Joshua v Klitschko
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel372
2.Pride of Lions349
3.sirdennis280
4.The Fear248
5.Silhillvilla210
6.Melon Donkey175
7.HeathfieldRoad1874172
8.kefkat163
9.Sasquatch142
10.BodyButter110
Write for Vital Football