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AVFC Manager Speculation Continues !


You have to laugh with The Sun. How about this for a headline. 'Squeaky Bum Time' !!!!!!!

The report by Sean Custis says that the Blues are getting worried with the job vacancy across the City and want to offer Alex McLeish a new contract to stop him being attracted to Villa Park.

The report says Two weeks ago, McLeish said it was 'nitty-gritty' time and that he had been in discussions with his lawyer about the new terms. But there has been no resolution and it is believed Fulham were ready to move for McLeish had they missed out on Mark Hughes.

Remember, this is the man who guided Blues to 9th and as the report says, got Rangers on a shoestring budget to the last 16 of the Champions League.

So... well, there really!

Some say that Mark Hughes is still of interest to Villa.

Another 2+2 = new manager time was the news that Bob Bradley had quit as USA boss. However, that news seems wide of the mark. MSG has misreported on our initial report, suggesting we reported that Bob Bradley had either resigned or been fired. We did not suggest either had happened, only that, according to our sources, it was unlikely Bradley`s contract would be renewed.

I repeat, to my knowledge, the applications will be taken, agents will contact on behalf of interested managers, criteria will be/has been set, a shortlist will be drawn. Advice will be taken. Then talks will take place. Seems the sensible way.

Interesting article by Nimmo on Bradley. I do think he'd be one hell of a gamble at the moment though and maybe one that Villa shouldn't take. To quell 'concern' they really need a 'name' I would think? Potential Manager: Bob Bradley

So there you have it. We have some nice names in the frame, we'll just have to carry on speculating who will get the hot seat. We are one of the biggest clubs around, so there won't be any shortage of takers that is for sure.




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Date:Friday August 13 2010

Time: 10:13AM

Your Comments

Think you meant ' Squeaky BRUM time'
deano.avfc
id love to see kev mac get it but were gonna need signings before september 1st 3-4 players plus ireland, martin jol has to be the man if they dont fancy macman
clarkamus
From what I understand Martin Jol made/got some big assurance at Ajax when he didnt take the Fulham job and unlikely he would leave. Never say never though. Bradley is an obvious link but would be a massive gamble. Cant see Hughes quitting Fulham and personally I wouldnt want him. Who's that leave then - in reality Sven being the best of whats left. I dont think he'd be a long term solution but might do a decent stabilisation job in the short term, has a decent knowledge of overseas players and is still a "big" name even if he's faltered in recent years. A bit tactically rigid mind. Not ideal by any means but I just dont see who else is available. Looking at the fan polls opinion is pretty split so whoever comes in is going to have critics from the off and that never a good thing. If RL wanted to offer someone the job and say you can have 80m to 100m over the next three years then I'd pull out all the stops for David Moyes who works wonders with limited funds. But cant see that scenario happening any time soon.
Silent-Bob
oh dear, i really dont fancy any of the names being mentioned, if o'neill had done the right thing and left earlier in the summer then i would have liked us to go in for hodgson.
oOHolteEnderzOo
oh dear, i really dont fancy any of the names being mentioned, if o'neill had done the right thing and left earlier in the summer then i would have liked us to go in for hodgson.
oOHolteEnderzOo
Latest reports are that Bradley HAS quit USA, and is expected to become Villa boss.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Sky Sports reporting that Bradley's on his way......
CannockVilla
lol-somehow all this speculation reminds me of 'Goodfellas'. The scene where Henry Hill is in the shower listening to the radio after the Lufthansa heist-"the port authority says its ten million, the cops say its twenty million'.lol!
VillaWillRiseAgain
bradley has no experience of european football. would take sven good contacts, experienced and did ok for citeh before getting boot. not ideal but best of limited bunch.
richlewis
 

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