Villa Park boss is not exactly a happy bunny.
There is a growing amount of speculation surrounding Martin O’Neill’s future at Villa Park. Reports are emerging that the bluff Londonderry man is very unhappy with recent events at Aston Villa and has felt the wrath of sections of the club’s support, especially after the club’s 7-1 defeat at Chelsea and is now looking to hold talks with owner Randy Lerner.
After securing successive sixth place finishes many at the club had hoped that the midlands side would be moving nearer to a top four finish this term and whilst for large chunks of the season a Champions League spot was a distinct possibility a run of just three wins from their last eleven Premier League games has left the club seven points adrift of fourth placed Tottenham.
O’Neil has been quoted as saying
“I will sit down here and talk to the chairman at the end of the season, and we will see where we are positioned,” O’Neill said. “People make judgments and calls and things. I will see, and if the Aston Villa fans are disgruntled with it, I will take it into consideration, if the chairman – who will have a big say in proceedings – agrees, and, interestingly, I will have a say in proceedings, because it is my life. That is the best time to go and make that assessment.”
Martin O’Neill has consistently linked with being a potential successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford and been linked with a number of high profile positions and may feel that he has to leave the club if he felt that his work at Villa Park is not appreciated. Last week it was prematurely announced that the 58 year old was set to quit the Villains, but perhaps come the summer such a story will be a lot nearer the mark?