Date: 15th May 2012 at 9:43am
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Roberto Martinez asked on BBC Sport (video) to the link to Villa.

James Nursey at The Mirror says that Villa will look at Wigan manager Roberto Martinez again and also have an interest in Norwich manager Paul Lambert.

For 100% sure he is right that they want to bring in a young, hungry manager!

I disagree with James on the link for QPR manager Mark Hughes. I believe with good reason that is a non starter.

The ITV news site says that Randy Lerner is flying in today to begin the search for our new manager.

Mat Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail links Lambert and Martinez and also says that Brendan Rogers from Swansea could be looked at. Must admit, if that is the case, I`d go Martinez as he started the ‘revolution` at Swansea and could be a decent, young, long term manager for us.

Mat also says that Alan Curbishley and Kevin MacDonald might be looked at again as they were when MON left.

Oh and also the same one that I`ve heard a few times, Roberto Di Matteo could be considered if Chelsea don`t take him on permanently. I believe Mat to be wrong in the possible link to ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

Brighton coach Gus Poyet is also mentioned. Nice rumour a few weeks ago by voiceoftheholte said if Poyet came, he`d bring Gianfranco Zola.

West London Sport.com also link us to Mark Hughes, again, I believe totally wide of the mark (see what I did there?!) and why would we really?

Some pratt called Fear on the exit of McLeish: Click Here

Our front page poll asks which manager you would like as does this forum poll: Click Here Currently Paul Lambert is on 200 votes, Andre Villas Boas on 174, Roberto Martinez 147 and Roberto Di Matteo 108.

Paul Lambert thread: Click Here
Roberto Martinez thread: Click Here

Which manager would you have page one: Click Here and to the end, page 78: Click Here
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Alex McLeish departure thread: Click Here

So far we have:

Manager Talk:

Paul Lambert: Click Here

Peter Withe says he`d love the Villa job: Peter Withe Wants To Make Villa Great Again and forum thread: Click Here

John Gregory return anyone? Forum thread/poll: Click Here

Roberto Martinez article: Villa Fan Says Return For Roberto Martinez and forum thread: Click Here

Gus Poyet linked: Gus Poyet Wanted By Aston Villa? and forum thread: Click Here

Which manager would you have? (currently page 69) Click Here

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