Martin O'Neill - behind the times?
Martin O'Neill has scoffed at suggestions that he is behind the time and out of his depth.
Accusations have been levelled at the Villa boss that his absence since being boss of Leicester City (remember them, whatever did happen to the Walker Crisp people?) has left him out of his depth as they say the Premiership has moved on.
O'Neill countered the argument saying:
'The point was made to me recently that some people thought I had been out of the Premiership for too long, and that thought had never crossed my mind before. It is not that I have been out for 'too' long.'
'The Premiership is evolving but it is not that much different to when I was at Leicester City at the end of the day, it really isn't.' Adding, 'Things change in the game but I have been managing (at Celtic). If you have been out of the game for five years I can understand it.'
So has the Premiership moved on? Is Martin O'Neill playing catch up? Does that explain this season or are we just waiting for the new season to start with 'his' team in place and ready to fight for honours?