Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill To Replace Fergie? No Chance Apparently

O'Neill To Replace Fergie?  No Chance Apparently

Martin O'Neill has rubbished rumours linking him with the Man U job when SirAlex finally retires, saying it would be an impossible job.

Speaking to SSN in what really is a non story, especially for today, O'Neill said he'd never even thought about the United job, not even during his time at Celtic.

He adds to follow Fergie would be 'an impossible job' and goes on to talk about how many times United have won the league, and the fact that whoever follows him into the United hotseat will simply be unable to immediately match the success the club are used to.

There is however a small relevance for today, even if it's only in my twisted head. O'Neill for a start obviously brings the chat back round to success for Villa, saying:

'I really enjoy my job here, for us to win a couple of competitions in the next couple of seasons is what it is all about. To qualify for the Champions League, that sort of thing.'

Is what's important to him, not another spurious link to the Man U job when Fergie finally collects his bus pass and retires. BUT the line that caught me and makes all of this worthwhile, is the simple little comment of:

'Sir Alex Ferguson will decide, I would reckon probably in the year 2033, when he feels the Champions League has passed him by one last time. I will have departed this earth long before him.'

Ignoring the fact it made me giggle and gave me visions of rednose battling on with his head in a glass bowl on a hostess trolley by the touchline whilst the rest of us live in either Star Trek Utopia or a post apocalyptic society, given Fergie likes his mind games I particularly liked the 'Champions League has passed him by one last time.'

Is the wee man saying Fergie's losing his touch?

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday February 28 2010
Time: 12:45PM

Comments

0
haha
adrogbafan
28/02/2010 19:30:00
0
haha
adrogbafan
28/02/2010 19:30:00
0
very good, must admit at 58 MON doesn't need that pressure, the next manager to walk into Old Trafford has a thankless task, how can you even start to compete with what Fergie has done for the club?
the fear
01/03/2010 09:09:00
0
very good, must admit at 58 MON doesn't need that pressure, the next manager to walk into Old Trafford has a thankless task, how can you even start to compete with what Fergie has done for the club?
the fear
01/03/2010 09:09:00
0
oh and think the only thing that might tempt MON is an international job, not sure that one will present itself though, someone said he'd already said this is his last job, not sure I ever saw those quotes though.
the fear
01/03/2010 09:10:00
0
oh and think the only thing that might tempt MON is an international job, not sure that one will present itself though, someone said he'd already said this is his last job, not sure I ever saw those quotes though.
the fear
01/03/2010 09:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Newcastle v Aston Villa

All the stats from Newcastle (2) vs (0) Aston Villa, St James' Park, 20/2/17 Att: 50,024

Team Sheets - Newcastle v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to St James' Park as the visitors to Newcastle for the latest Championship game.

Follow Live On Twitter - Newcastle v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to St James' Park as the visitors to Newcastle today, this will be an 8pm kick-off.

The Villa Times - 20/02/2017 (Villa News Round Up)

The latest news and views on AVFC via the uno fish ial one...

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone7%
Hutton37%
Chester6%
Elphick2%
Taylor14%
Jedinak2%
Bjarnason8%
Lansbury12%
Hourihane2%
Kodjia2%
Hogan2%
Sub - Adomah0%
Sub - Gardner4%
Sub - Bacuna2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
New deals for Wolff and Lauda
Latest Vital Boxing News
Scott Quigg Teams up with Freddie Roach
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear336
2.JuanPabloAngel313
3.sirdennis296
4.Fulford207
5.Melon Donkey178
6.Silhillvilla168
7.villasince67151
8.McParlandTheGreat129
9.Villan57125
10.kefkat124
The Vital Football Members League