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Morley Backs Martinez For Villa Hotseat

Morley Backs Martinez For Villa Hotseat

Tony Morley has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is too inexperienced for the Villa hotseat, but thinks Roberto Martinez should be a shoe in.

Speaking to Talksport our legendary former winger said that he believed the Villa role would come too early in Ole's development, and that Villa need somebody with experience:

'This is probably the biggest decision Randy Lerner has made since he took over. He can't afford to get it wrong. He's got to go for someone more experienced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. We need someone who's been there before or managed in one of the top leagues in Europe. Solskjaer's just not got the experience we need.'

Morley's choice for the hotseat is the current Wigan boss:

'I would have Roberto Martinez. He's done a fantastic job at Wigan. He's kept them in the Premier League and deserves a chance.'

Whilst it difficult to argue with Tony on the experience issue, with Martinez's success being basically survival and finishing on a good run, it's also very easy to say if the box is ticked by survival why did remove Eck, as he achieved that.

I don't think the appointment of Martinez would necessarily upset anybody given the type of football he tries play, but with Wigan failing to perform for most of the season and then rebounding brilliantly he carries his own risks.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday May 22 2012
Time: 2:21PM

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like pep guardiola? this experience is complete bull***** - you either have tactical awareness or you don't. or better put - you ever have learned it and focused on it or you haven't.... we have lived all the mistakes of so called "euro" and "premier league" experience and its got us in the position we are in now. fresh ideas and culture are far more important than experience
villa4life87
22/05/2012 14:35:00
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We all have our opinions Tony.........................next!
Pride of Lions
22/05/2012 14:37:00
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no thank you, Martinez would have been sacked at any other club by Christmas last year with the results they had, i just do not get all the hype about him
madforit
22/05/2012 14:38:00
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I'd be happy with OGS, lambert, Martinez or Poyet. Madforit, the interview with a Wigan fan was very illuminating, basically saying that the reason martinez doesn't get teh team playing until after xmas is because he has to rebuild each summer and the players take time to settle in to his way of playing. If he got a settled squad it could well be different
AVbornandbred
22/05/2012 14:50:00
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I have to say I like Martinez, but will he wait until Liverpool make a decision? of course he will. as for OGS, he may become a superb manager, but he remains a massive gamble that could easily bite you on the arse as opposed to rejuvenate you
oxfordspur
22/05/2012 14:55:00
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Good points there Mike but you forget the manner in which they stayed up under Martinez. It will be very interesting to watch how Lambert and even Rodgers (who i rate) perform at their respective clubs. My bet is on Norwich, Southampton and a surprise Club getting relegated. My prediction is Swansea will stay up under Rodgers but Norwich under Lambert will not and if they some how do it will be by the skin of their teeth. First season syndrome is over at both Norwich and Swansea only next season can you really see what both managers are made of. Lambert has never stayed long at any of his previous clubs so will be interesting if he stays there for the challenge while Rodgers is clearly up for it at Swansea. Martinez is more proven than both.
Shane Villains
22/05/2012 15:00:00
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Lovely and all that but PF is on his way to Norway and OGS is on his way to a meeting with Rokke in Oslo according to twitter ?
miss polite
22/05/2012 15:10:00
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Morley your WRONG ..... Martinez had 7-8 run of losses didn't he ? If it's not OGS, I want another ex striker or attacking Midfielder, who knows where the back of the net is. Zola, Poyet, Van Basten, Shearer or Even Klinsmann .... I don't care about the lack of PL experience. I want passion and attacking football at VP and I'm sure all Villa fans agree.
tvrwhitey
22/05/2012 15:20:00
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Well said Tony Morley. Martinez or Lambert are streets ahead of OGS.
donegalvillan
22/05/2012 15:53:00
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I'm with bornandbred. Any of those 4 will be massive steps forward and offer a lot of promise/hope. May not be instant but they won't need any experience to better Eck and all will improve given time and a bit of backing. Medium to long term, not overnight sensation.
Villan444
22/05/2012 16:13:00
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