O'Leary Says He Matched O'Neill With No Funds
An interesting article from an old face appeared in the Daily Mail today.
Yup, non other than former Villa and Leeds boss David O'Leary who, after a three year break, might be looking to get back into the crazy game of football management.
The full interview can be read here: www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football
The main thrust from a Villa point of view is his view on Villa and the fact he had hoped to be the boss when a takeover happened.... Unlucky my son, so close and yet so far... fickle old world eh?!
'I came in thinking Doug Ellis would go and I’d be the lucky one that Martin O’Neill is now. I gave honest opinions at the end of that year (2005/ 06) saying we need investment here. I was hoping I would be the one that was there when Randy Lerner came in.'
Adding, 'I read people now and they like Martin. He’s media savvy and he’s saying he’s dealing with a young, small squad. Yet, when I said that it was “Oh, he’s making excuses”. I said the club needed investment to keep it alive. Why did Martin need £50 million this summer?'
'At the end of the day, Martin, for all the money he has spent over three years – and they’re raving about him – hasn’t finished any higher than what I finished. Those are the facts.'
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According to Soccerbase, DOL's record at Villa isn't as good as MON's.
DOL's record P131 W47 L49 D35
MON's record P138 W54 L39 D45