If reports are true, then Martin O’Neill must be either the stupidest or most optimistic man on the planet. Aston Villa are stepping up their attempts in the move to land O’Neill at Villa Park, but the club insist reports that a new appointment will be made in the next 24 hours are well wide of the mark. (Really?)
O’Neill is Doug Ellis’ number one
choice to replace David ‘two pin plug socket’ O’Leary who wisely parted company with Villa a
‘Sources’ close to the former Celtic manager and Beeb pundit are saying that
O’Neill is interested in the challenge of reviving the
fortunes of the midlands club. Wheras my sources think he must be mental. Villa will be keen to secure O’Neill’s signature before they bugger off for a tour of Germany and Holland with another former Celtic boss at the controls, Roy Aitken.
A club spokesman said on Tuesday: "We are not making any
appointment today. The search is ongoing. Contrary to rumours, there is
no appointment planned at this juncture."
O’Neill’s speculated return to football is in tandem with the various consortia hoping to buy Villa. Three of them – fronted by Michael Neville, Randy Lerner (snigger) and
Athole Still (no it doesn’t say arsehole) – would welcome O’Neill with open arms with only
the group headed by Nicholas Padfield QC having different plans.
Ellis is believed to be eager for funds to be made available to O’Neill and is
looking for the new owners to make Â£20million available for new players
on top of the Â£64million it will cost to buy Villa. That’d be Doug Ellis there. Being reasonable and generous to the Villa fans… watch this space for more hilarious goings on a Villa Park.