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Villa Manager Merry Go Round! Di Matteo Next! LOL

Villa Manager Merry Go Round! Di Matteo Next! LOL

I`m only going to do this very briefly because I really am not sure the press would know about these things.

An article by Tony Banks in The Express says that Villa have already lined up Roberto Di Matteo to replace troubled Villa boss Paul Lambert if results don`t improve quickly.

The paper claims that Villa have already approached the former WBA and Chelsea managers representatives.

There is no way they would know that from Villa`s side of things and IF they have and his reps have leaked it to the press, that would be the end of that anyway.

Therefore, as I say, I`m not sure the press would know this.

I`d like Di Matteo as manager, nice style of play, seems a good guy, not sure why the Baggies fans were split on him, so that is something to find out no doubt! But this is just premature press speculation. Only thing I did hear last summer was they were waiting to see if Di Matteo was made available by not getting the Chelsea job and obviously then had to plumb for another manager. Not sure if that was true, but it was a strong rumour at the time.

Rough reception for the rumour in the forum thread: Click here

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 18 2013
Time: 10:32AM


If the board give Lambert funds to strengthen then they could not possibly be looking replace him. They either back him or sack him while the Jan window is open. Once it's shut it's shut. If Lambert does ever lose his job it'll be in the summer.
18/01/2013 10:42:00
Rubbish, If Lerner grew a set and was going to get rid of Lambert he would have done it before the transfer window closed (certainly after the Saints result) Lambert should resign but I dont blame him for staying and getting the Annual "Villa failure payment"
18/01/2013 10:42:00
The club have said they are completely behind Lambert and that their is no chance of him being sacked which I think, is a good think. He should be here for the long term. He will prove to be an excellent manager given time. He was never going to turn it all around in 5 months.
18/01/2013 10:43:00
I find this believable. If I were Faulkner I would be considering the chop and I would be lining up a potential replacement. If we do need to part ways with lambert we cannot afford to waste time. I think if we lose again WBA then Paul Lambert will be off.
18/01/2013 10:45:00
I agree with Villa_Grizzly. He is a good manager and if we sacked him, he'd only go on to achieve success with another PL side.
18/01/2013 10:52:00
Would he be any differnt than Lambert? well I suupose it would end the line of Dower Scotts we have had. My only complaint with Labert (apart from the awful results) he does not know his best 11. To be honest I have resigned myself to at least two second darbies next year and I think so has the Chairman. COTVABU
irish villa
18/01/2013 10:53:00
Second City Darbies, COTVABU
irish villa
18/01/2013 10:54:00
As I said on the thread hours ago, it doesn't matter if we appointed Pep Guardiola as manager, he wouldn't be able to do a decent job. Lerner = No Money = SCUTTLED!
Pride of Lions
18/01/2013 10:57:00
I think if we lose to Bradford then Lambert will be sacked. I also think that this is the reason we havent seen any transfers coming in, Randy is waiting. I did mention Roberto Di matteothis was being talked about on twiter a couple of weeks ago. I also think its just a case of people putting 2 and 2 together personally.
18/01/2013 11:17:00
Thats it. If Lambert is sacked this season, for the good of my health I am going to have to try and give up watching the Villa (again the word try is the big one there). If he is sacked that would sum up to me all that is wrong with football. I would not pretend he has not made mistakes but it is this kind of short sighted managerial merry go round that has helped cause the mess we have at the club. No manager since MON has been able to assemble his squad or really impose his vision on the team. I do not blame Lambert for the current situation, I blame Randy. He took his eye off the ball under MON and the finances got into a mess. He should have been keeping them in order and questioning the wages MON was offering to players. I unlike most here do not blam Faulkner or want him out. Someone like him was needed to clean up the financial mess Randy and MON had us in. The only problem with Faulkner is he is being given too much control on footballing matters. Its clear (and many of us have said it for years) we need a director of football to control player turnover and let Faulkner look at the finances. At this point we stuck in a hole and Randy has to decide, sink or spend the money to get out of it for now until the DoF is appointed and then we can focus on the long term plan. Make the right choice. UTV!
Tallaght Villan
18/01/2013 11:31:00
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