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Wow... Some Major Manager Links To Villa Today

And the manager-merry-go-round continues... not for long though, I think we'll have a new boss in by next week. Some top speculation here!

Yesterdays link to Ronald Koeman is repeated a few times, see: Koeman Wants To Lead Villa To The Holy Land

Villa old boy Ian Taylor has warned Randy Lerner against the appointment of Bob Bradley He says in Daily Star : 'All the fans I`ve spoken to want a bigger name than Bradley as the next Villa manager. The most common thing you hear from them is they want someone who has actually ­managed in the league - and knows what the Premier League is all about.' Adding that although he's done well for the USA national team, he wouldn't have the knowledge of the Premier League.

The Daily Mail say that 'USA manager Bob Bradley will need special Premier League dispensation if Aston Villa want him to be their next manager.'

Ok, all well and good, agree with the quotes and all very interesting in the Daily Mail about special permissions. APART FROM THE FACT Bob Bradley IS NOT IN CONTENTION. Not in a month of Sundays. Disbelieve me all you wish, he isn't going to be our next boss.

Ian Taylor also says of another manager linked, Gareth Southgate: 'Gareth is a great guy and a good mate of mine. He will probably hate me for saying that I don`t want him to get the job. I haven`t spoken to him so I don`t know if he would want it - but I think it might be a bit too soon for Gareth. Maybe it would be something he could do later on when he has a bit more ­experience.'

Taylor says he would love to see Martin Jol in the job. Not going to happen though is it? Jol is too decent a man to walk out of a club this early on in the season.

The Mirror say Jurgen Klinsmann is on top of the list of candidates. They say the former German international manager began a 'revolution' in German football bring the kids through. He is quoted from a recent interview saying the next move is important for him: 'I want to work with people that do it for the right reasons. I want to fit into an environment that kind of shares my philosophy, and my philosophy is an attacking style of football. That`s just the way I think, and it`s how I built the German team for the 2006 World Cup over two years, which was highly criticised over a long stretch of time, and then they ­embraced it.'

The report by Ralph Ellis says Klinsmann had begun a behind-the-scenes revolution improving Bayern Munich`s youth structure before falling out with ­directors who were impatient for first-team results. He was sacked even though the team were just three points off the top of the Bundesliga.

The People say that former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is a contender. They claim Randy would like Martin Jol or David Moyes but they aren't as readily available as Houllier who has been out of a managers role since leaving Lyon in 2007.

Houllier won the Uefa Cup, FA Cup and League Cup for Liverpool during his spell at Anfield.

The report also quotes Villa skipper Petrov: 'You can see that other teams are getting stronger - everybody is trying to compete. But we haven`t and we need to try to strengthen before the transfer ­window closes. And we need the managerial situation sorted out.'

Walesonline have Cardiff City manager Dave Jones saying he is flattered at being linked with Aston Villa. I hadn't realised he had been? 'Speculation will happen and I`m not going to lie and say that when people bandy your name around it`s a really nice feeling. But I`m just getting on with my job and what will be, will be. You never say never in football. I might do well or results might go against me.'

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Manager Talk: Does Big Mac Want The Job At Villa?
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Wow... Some Major Manager Links To Villa Today

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 9:52AM

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Give it to Roberto Martinez!
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29/08/2010 10:14:00

olof-i totally agree
Avfc94 we do
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29/08/2010 11:08:00

Klinsmann is who ive wanted from day 1, not much better than him and a nice bloke even if he is german! Would also like hitzfeld and koemen anyone of them 3 id be happy. Jol wont leave ajax now they have champions league, No point moyes leaving everton as there probably stronger than us, and the rest linked im not interested in. Wise words from petrov also its true everyone is strenghening execpt us, we do need a manager quick and we do need players in, The players can see it so why cant lerner?
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29/08/2010 12:12:00

i bet they'd love david moyes, they wouldn't need to spend a penny on transfer's :)
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29/08/2010 12:52:00

Why are some villa fans excited about Klinsmann? anyone who knows anything about football should know that although Klinsmann was the manager of the German national team, it was his sidekick who had all the tactical nouse. The man who is now in charge of the Germans, Jurgi Loewe. All that Klinsmann bought to the table was a different type of fitness training, which he picked up in America watching how american football teams train. The rest was down to the man in charge now. There is only one man out there who has the right C.V. and actually wants the job for all the right reasons, and that man is Ronald Koeman. UTV.
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29/08/2010 13:09:00

Please have a look at Ronald Koeman's career as manager to date please no not him, big name but nothing else. Some decent names mentioned above Klinsmann would raise our profile and has lots of contacts, Jones i like and anyone that can persuade Bellamy to play for him must talk a good game. I still think we should consider having a Villa Ambassador to help and promote the club and someoen who has Villa links and the good of the club at heart. Names i would throw into the rinf are Ian Taylor, Laursen, Big Ron,
Randy bollox
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29/08/2010 13:24:00

The above comments reinforce the General's comments so well: whichever candidate the board chooses will be more or less equally welcomed and derided. Just like team/player choices, there are more opinions than players/managers to choose from. I'm very, very glad I'm not a manager or a board member ...
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29/08/2010 18:08:00

Did David Moyes miss the bus home ?!!!
miss polite
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29/08/2010 20:04:00

Let Kev Mac caretake the team until we can get who we want, either way the team needs stability and a top striker.
holte ender 1969
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30/08/2010 04:01:00


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