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Villa's board needs to appoint someone decisively

McLeish had a reputation for setting up defensive teams and he took his confidence-sapping pub-team mentality and placed it upon the shoulders of a good team built by Martin O'Neill.

Villa fan and talkSPORT presenter, Jonny Gould describes the summer of frantic manoeuvres which threatened the very top-flight status of our fine football club.

He hopes that the swift decisiveness which ended Eck's ill-fated year in charge will continue with the unveiling of a new manager to give the club a totally fresh impetus.

Read his piece here.




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The Journalist

Writer: Jonny Gould Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 15 2012

Time: 5:15PM

Your Comments

all this speculation but no firm favourite i still feel lerner will go for someone who's not in a contract to save the pennies so the could include mad mick or curbs etc
marshyboy87
I can't understand why Curbs is mentioned - same as last year. He's been out of football management for a few years now.
Pride of Lions
Do you really think they would go for a manager who only just got a local rival relegated for the second season in a row!!?? Give them some credit... Surely not... Gulp! ;)
Adam Deuce
no way will they let us down this time. Young and hungry is what the press say and I'm very confident they are right. Very confident.
The Fear
I can't see them messin gup again. THey've had to spend a **** load to hire and then sack Mcleish, doubt they will be worrying about having to pay compensation etc. more worried about getting it right thi time!
Dumble
i had so much optimism and then the bookies come and shove mccarthy as one of the favourites GOD!! do not even think about it lerner
villa4life87
after the high of yesterday I'm feeling rather ill seeing the Mccarthy installed as favourite.
AVbornandbred
Come on guys, they are not that stupid, no one who owns such a vast conglomerate can be so stupid as to make the same mistake twice!!!
Charizma
Fear, you need to be involved in the negotiations but you are not allowed to recommend yourself.
juddy
im hoping you are right Fear, i dont think any of us could stomach another Mcclueless aka McCarthy
Randy bollox
Someone suggest to Villas PR DEPT to announce we are interviewing a shortlist of candidates and then announce our descision after the deal is done. Rather than suffer the embarresment of last years shambles.
Merlin128777
 

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