Date: 5th October 2006 at 11:25am
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Martin Rogers at the Mirror has an exclusive report today saying that Randy Lerner is set to give Martin O’Neill a six-year contract worth in the region of £15million. And to think I applied for the job and would have done it for £50 000 a year. Randy’s first big mistake you think? What do you mean no you miserable buggers!

O’Neill was on a 12-month rolling contract when he first arrived but Lerner is set to tie him to Villa long term and to help the manager build an empire.

Anyway, back on planet earth, Rogers (and he is one of the heavy weights in the world of sports journalism) has quotes from Villa chairman Randy Lerner.

Lerner said: ‘I will focus on Martin O’Neill. He is great. I am just getting to know him, I can’t say that I know him very well yet but he is great. He has got the record and the history and the makings for a steady long-term commitment and that is the plan.’

 

12 Replies to “O’Neill Is Randy’s Man”

  • I do have to question the validaty of this story. It is just a re-hashing of a story that came out a month ago, to which MON responded that he doesn’t believe in signing long term contracts. I dont think he’ll be forced into signing anything, but luckil

  • If Martin Rogers is saying it, I’d trust it Deano, I honestly would. He is one of THE main guys football wise, or so I’m told. This was part of the plan mentioned a while back when Randy was still in the process of the takeover, I reckon O’Neill will co

  • Why do I have the feeling MON will sign a long term deal…might have something to do with that Heroes welcome he had 🙂

  • Great news if it is true – shows the chairman and manager get on and are working together to build long term success for us! cool!!

  • Lets hope it is true as a settled manager goes a long way to attracting the players we want to see down Gods little acre…

  • Can anyone tell me if Eric Steele has been given the elbow. I note his moving on from the official site.

  • Getting M’ON to sign an extended contract would speak volumes. Of everything that can happen at VP this is the most important. M’ON has still to prove it at the top level of the Premiership. Getting Leicester in to the top 10 is a totally different propos

  • just remember to take into account the reason MON left football in the first place, he may not want to be tied to a long term contract just in case he is needed at home, so don’t fear the worst if he doesn’t sign a 20 year contract, I know I am expressing

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