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Villa Rule Out Some Favourites

Villa Rule Out Some Favourites

Aston Villa have ruled out chasing a manager who is already employed by another club, according to General Charles Krulak.

The general has been quoted as saying: 'There are those who seem to think we can waltz into any club and get a manager to leave their club and come to ours. Did it ever occur to you that I - speaking as a fan and former Marine, who values loyalty - may not want a manager who would up and desert his club for additional money? I may well think such a manager might not be right for our club. I am not sure getting someone who has baled out from their club is something I'd be comfortable about.'

Surely this rules out a fair few of the bookies favourites such as; Moyes, Bruce, Hughes, Allardyce, McLeish, McClaren, Jones, Keane, Coyle, Bradley, Pulis, Bilic, etc.

So with the news coming out that Kevin McDonald WILL be considered after all, and we are looking for someone with Premier League experience and currently unemployed then you would have to think of the most popular names that spring to mind such as; Sven-Göran Eriksson, Gérard Houllier, Tony Mowbray, Juande Ramos, Kevin Keegan, Graeme Souness and Alan Curbishley.

Although, the statement from Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner said that 'Two of the traits we believe are of crucial importance are that candidates have experience of managing in the Premier League and a strategy for building on the existing strengths in our current squad.' A

lthough the mention of Premier League experience is of great importance to Randy and Villa, it is not necessarily a requirement of the new manager.

Meaning other names still in the hat are Ronald Koeman, Jurgen Klinsmann and thought I would throw a new random name into the mix, Marco van Basten.

But with Villa announcing that they are searching for someone with preferably Premier League experience that is currently not in a job, it really does narrow it down. My gut instinct is that Kevin MacDonald is first choice prior to the interviews with Sven, Klinsmann, Koeman and maybe even Glenn Hoddle among those possibly lined up for interviews. But what do i know? Either way I do have a strong feeling that we will have a new man in before next week, I'm sure the new manager would like at least one full week on the training pitch with the squad before we go away to Stoke.



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He hasn't rules out chasing a manager that is already employed.... not at all.... look what the man said.... basically Villa want a manager that is driven to do well not by money.... All manager has to be yes men to a certain extent... Wenger, SAF all have to live within their means... Honestly I dispair sometimes with other Villa fans reading negativity into everything the club says.... Don't be surprised to see Lerner getting a top notch manager... you only have to look at the Browns to see Lerner is no mug and will head hunt the best, but chop him down if he doesn't do the business.
02/09/2010 15:28:00
So in short... Kmac i will be happy with (We are showing loyalty, which he has earned!) & then if it doesn't go well bring in Martin Jol in December... which could be the plan. Sven, Klinsman & Ko'man all yes. In that order. No to Curbs. No bluenoses!
02/09/2010 12:42:00
So basically what they want is the cheap option who will not cause the board any fuss ie a yes man.... That means KM willbe our next manager....
02/09/2010 08:28:00
Why should we have second best just because of loyalty? Like other teams would not go for say o'neil if he was still in charge because a club values loyalty, Never heard such nonsense, I agree when lerner decides to leave, he will go with him and never hear from them again, their view is not from a fans view, they just want whats best for the team and thats the cheapest option. If they wanted whats best for the team then they would go for the more expensive option and try and get moyes, hughes, jol people like that, at least try anyway. I might sound harsh, Not getting on the boards back just find the comment ridiculous.
01/09/2010 22:23:00
Zola would be interesting i think he did well keeping West ham up, and I bet he could get us playing attractive football. On the general's comments he does not want an unloyal manager but buying player who jump ship from other teams is OK, I think its more to do with the compensation we would have to pay another team.
chris the villan
01/09/2010 20:52:00
whoops...MON is unemployed.....
01/09/2010 20:42:00
who wants a manager who is unemployed?
01/09/2010 20:41:00
GK has been very careful here in saying that it's not what he wants as a fan, he does not comment on club policy.
villan of the north
01/09/2010 20:09:00
I think people would do well to read his actual comments before coming up with their own conclusions as a stick to beat the board with. Especially with so many pathetic and disrespectful comments being made - let alone the irony of lovey Monny being unemployed at the time we recruited him.
01/09/2010 20:06:00
Someone tell the general that the Premier League is not Vietnam and the question of loyalty is not quite so crucial as it is in the theatre of war (although didn't Rambo disobey orders to bring the POWs back?).

People leave a job to better themselves or work for a better company, to be closer to home or whatever reason. That will apply to an unemployed manager who gets the job as much as one that may be already employed. They will leave the club for whatever reason

Mind you one great person (demi god) we could have is Shearer, imagine all that match of the day knowledge and analysis driving us forward!
01/09/2010 19:10:00
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