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Martin O'Neill - A Job For Life At Villa

Martin O'Neill - A Job For Life At Villa

Mat Kendrick over at the Birmingham Mail has quotes from Chris Nicholl claiming that Villa boss Martin O'Neill could have a 'job for life'.

As MON is 60 next month, quite how long that would be is anyone's guess... I mean working life you understand ?

The pressure on managers is just immense, sometimes MON looks in agony and he obviously feels every kick and certainly hears every boo. He has said himself the pressure he feels and how much it affects him when he gets home. He also advised the players in quotes at the end of last season to forget management!

It certainly looks, now that Liverpool have a new boss and England don't seem to have a vacancy (more is the pity) that there aren't any other jobs that MON can be linked to, so it is just down to him now to carry on proving himself at Villa and I guess up to him how long he wants to continue.

I do wish, as he tries to get the players to do, that he would sign up properly instead of this one year rolling contract, that doesn't really show his commitment does it? Then again, on both sides, in some ways I suppose it makes life easier if they did decide it was time to part. However with a rolling contract, the situation as of the end of last season will keep cropping up, ie is he staying or is he going?

CN says: 'There was obviously something not right last season, but Martin and the chairman look like they`ve sorted that out now. He`s done a great job at Villa and there`s no reason why that can`t continue.' Adding, 'So if he keeps making the progress he has been at Villa he could have a job for life.'

Full article: Birmingham Mail

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So some will be delighted, others not so much! lol One thing is for sure, it would be great to see Villa get off to a flying start, if not the doubters will increase. Be nice to have a good positive season and build on last seasons record points tally and cup runs. I'd also love to see us take the Europa a bit more seriously as that is a bit of silverware we really could be in to win.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 2 2010
Time: 4:35PM


i think mon as manger forever is like a fairytale. the truth is he is a good manager, but he always has a few flaws in his actions recently, i dont know what he was like with celtic and leicester, but with villa he can come across a bit odd sometimes. for me i cant stress it enough. villa really have to stop buying british players or even foreign players in england as all there prices are totally inflated (take villa he was sold for 35 million to real madrid, but torres is being priced at 50 to 60 million. no logic there) martin says he is prudent but the figures shows he spends crazy amounts of money.... so please martin if you want to be the snow white of villa, please listen to your dwarfs (villa fans) a bit more and start making it a more continetal team, and also if u sell milner buy a star striker who will make the change we need. (villas biggest problem and the moment is scorong goals and thats whaty football is about.
02/07/2010 18:01:00
in reference to rolling contract, that is very honourable of martin oneill what he is saying there, is that if he does not get the results the club have an option to oust him. if you give a manager long contracts and it dont go well you have to give them a big pay day. so respect goes out to him there
02/07/2010 18:05:00
snackiest, if a manager is on a long contract but makes a mess of things, he always has the option of resigning without a payoff. I don't know what O'Neill's reasons are for a rolling contract, and maybe they are honourable reasons. The reality is that Lerner is happy with the current arrangement, so that's what we're going to roll with.
02/07/2010 19:31:00
Almost nothing is forever in football, Champions are Champions for a season or two, managers come and go, Chairmen less regulary come and go. No one is forever apart from the little guys stod on the terraces season after season, decade after decade, we have a club for life and in that we are Unique.
02/07/2010 19:41:00
pass me a rope and a stool !
04/07/2010 15:04:00
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