Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 15 2009
Not much to this story as far as I can see, certainly on quotes or real substance but hey ho, it is a quiet Sunday so I might as well mention it!
The News of the World are reporting today that Randy Lerner is looking to give Villa boss Martin O'Neill a £1million a year pay rise.
Nice work if you can get it I guess! He is already on a reported £1million a year. I'm not sure Villa, in this climate, would seriously be looking to double the managers wages would they? I'd also have to ask how the News of the World know this as Randy Lerner and his merry men would certainly not be talking to the press telling them these plans! That isn't how Randy works, as we all know.
Anyway, according to the red top, Randy wants O'Neill on a new three-year-deal.
MON is currently on a season to season rolling contract and has said he doesn't like longer deals and that is how he has been for a fair while, even before joining Villa. I remember him saying at a Tom Ross Capital Gold fans forum (blimey that is a mouthful - as the actress said to the Bishop) that he doesn't like longer contracts, I think he mentioned that everyone knows the contracts don't really mean that much these days but most importantly he certainly said he would find it very uncomfortable being secured on a long term deal if he wasn't doing well at the club.
Hmmm. Not sure really, think we've got some way to go, especially in the transfer category, before we would be talking about a manager worth £2million or more a year? Maybe a proper cup run or two would have convinced some otherwise but then, we haven't had any proper cup runs yet.....shhhhh, don't mention the UEFA, you'll get shot for being anti the messiah!! :o)
I'd put this article down as pure speculation and column inch filling. Time will tell!
Date:Sunday March 15 2009
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