Date: 18th January 2013 at 10:33am
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I`m only going to do this very briefly because I really am not sure the press would know about these things.

An article by Tony Banks in The Express says that Villa have already lined up Roberto Di Matteo to replace troubled Villa boss Paul Lambert if results don`t improve quickly.

The paper claims that Villa have already approached the former WBA and Chelsea managers representatives.

There is no way they would know that from Villa`s side of things and IF they have and his reps have leaked it to the press, that would be the end of that anyway.

Therefore, as I say, I`m not sure the press would know this.

I`d like Di Matteo as manager, nice style of play, seems a good guy, not sure why the Baggies fans were split on him, so that is something to find out no doubt! But this is just premature press speculation. Only thing I did hear last summer was they were waiting to see if Di Matteo was made available by not getting the Chelsea job and obviously then had to plumb for another manager. Not sure if that was true, but it was a strong rumour at the time.

Rough reception for the rumour in the forum thread: Click here