Date: 19th February 2008 at 10:10am
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Here we go again, a managers spot might be in jeopardy so who do the papers link to the job?

Yup, our very own Martin O’Neill.

According to the press Rafa Benitez only has a couple of weeks to save his job after falling foul of the new owners and also falling way short – once again – of the Premier League race. Having been humiliatingly knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend by Barnsley, it seems his only hope of survival, if the press are to be believed, is progressing in the Champions League.

According to the Mirror today, Martin O’Neill is ‘a real contender’ for the job. They also claim Jose Mourinho and Frank Rijkaard are on the list of possible replacements. Surely Mourinho would make more sense as he is still out of work since leaving (cough) Chelsea in the summer. The only worrying thing for us is that MON is on a rolling contract so possibly could consider other moves if he wanted.

However, I’d suggest this is yet more paper rubbish, why would he need to leave Villa where he is left to his own devices by a top owner to go to a club who have seen their reputation as a family club fall apart since the arrival of American joint owners tweedle dee and tweedle dumb?