Villa director’s sensational blast at sacked manager.
Aston Villa director General Charles Krulak has accused the club’s recently-sacked manager Paul Lambert for lying about the transfer policy under Randy Lerner, the Sun reports.
The Scot had come in for much criticism towards the end of his time in charge at Villa Park, but defended himself upon leaving the club by saying his hands were tied due to a lack of transfer funds from the owner.
Krulak has defended Lerner, however, and hit out at Lambert’s management of the players he had instead, saying: “This idea Randy had not put money into the club and that Paul’s hands were tied is simply not true. It’s hogwash.
“Paul took the job knowing he had good, experienced players, Agbonlahor, Bent, N’Zogbia, even if they were expensive.
“But he argued he needed a group of fresh young players. Randy backed him to bring in six to eight players in that first year or so.
“And the club’s net spend during Paul’s tenure was the highest of ANY manager Randy has had, even Martin O’Neill. That is the reality.
“Randy was loathe to remove a manager mid-campaign,” he added. “But there was this intensely strong feeling, not least from players and fans, Villa should be doing a lot better. Paul was just not bringing the team together.
“Randy wants a team that — win, lose or draw — is fun to watch. But the opposite was true.”