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The Next Villa Manager Part 3


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Who do you want as the next Villa manager  

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  1. 1. Who do you want as the next Villa manager

    • Moyes
      305
    • Benitez
      86
    • McClaren
      15
    • Martinez
      41
    • Hughes
      54
    • Poyet
      4
    • Coyle
      23
    • Rijkaard
      87
    • Other (Please State)
      39


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Not sure if anyone as posted this but the Villa_Insider on Twitter has reared his head again.

David Moyes. Claudio Ranieri. Not neccesarily in that order.

Then a later tweet they post.

For those sending me abuse. I'm not saying it's done. I'm saying that's what I'm hearing. See my tweets from 2 September 2010.

Tweets from said date

This is NOT confirmed and just a rumour flying around the office. I'm NOT saying it's definite. Houllier.

He mentions GH many times that day and I believe that GH became manager Sept 8th?

The problem with that, is that most of us had a big hunch that it was Houllier around that time because of what MM had told us. A lot of VTers even put money on it because of how confident MM was.

Villa_Insider could be a lurker on here!

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It's on the SSN yellow bar thing. "Sky Sources: Aston Villa make contact with Rafa Benitez about managerial job".

This doesn't really mean anything though, I would have fully expected the club to have been in contact with him at some stage.

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One guy has came to the club and expressed his desire to take on the job..This man helped re-invent a new model into Barcelona FC..He won 2 titles and a CL with them and they hadnt won a thing in 7 years.. He is a massive name in football, has loads of connections, plays beautiful football, excellent at coaching and bringing through the youth. Its a flippin no brainer.....Frank Rijkaard step froward.. :twisted:

Has Frank Rijkaard come to us and expressed his desire in the job?

I must admit that would be an exciting prospect but sadly I don't think he's approached us - any reports linking him as having done so are pure speculation. But I'd love to be proven wrong.

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Frank Rijkaard has emerged as an unexpected candidate for the vacant Aston Villa manager's job as Fulham close in on bringing Martin Jol back to English football.

Both Premier League sides are currently without coaches after Gerard Houllier resigned his post following serious health problems last week and Mark Hughes exercised a clause in his Fulham contract that allowed him to leave the club.

Villa were initially expected to invite Hughes to replace Houllier, but senior club officials insist that they have no intention of appointing the Welshman. Hughes, who has now gone through three Premier League managerial positions in four years had angered Fulham by courting the more affluent clubs while still under contract at Craven Cottage.

The 47-year-old was not Fulham's first choice to succeed Roy Hodgson last summer. Instead the club offered the position to Jol, under the mistaken understanding that the popular former Tottenham Hotspur manager was free to leave Ajax Amsterdam. Jol, who led Tottenham to consecutive fifth-placed finishes, has subsequently left Ajax and is interested in a return to London where he still owns a house.

Rijkaard returned Barcelona to Champions League success during a five season spell at the Camp Nou in which he also won two Spanish titles.

The former Netherland international contacted Villa last week to express his interest in replacing Houllier and is understood to have received a positive response.

Paul Faulkner, the Villa chief executive, has been charged with drawing up a shortlist of candidates for the position that is expected to also include Jol, Steve McClaren and Rafael Benitez. The club are also know to know admirers of David Moyes. The Scot has worked successive seasons at Everton without a transfer budget and could conceivably be tempted by Villa were the Midlands club to offer a long-term contract with significant funds to restructure their squad.

Hughes is represented by Kia Joorabchian, a controversial figure who has drawn the ire of several English and overseas clubs. On Friday, Joorabchian insisted that his client had not resigned from Fulham in the expectation of taking over at Villa. "He wants to go to club where he can fight for titles, whether that is in England, Spain, Italy or Portugal," Joorabchian said. "If that means he has to be out of management for a year then that is the case. Mark left Fulham because he wanted to explore his aspirations.

"I stick by what we are saying - we were not talking to anybody. No other club is in consideration. The timing may have influenced the press and public that he's headed in a direction. That's not the case."

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there you go Alec. :winkold:

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I've just had a vision... Anfield 2012 - Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa . The Kop starting singing Rafa Benitez~~Rafa Benitez~~ Then the Fat Spanish waiter turns and waves at them.

I think to myself..... Have I been here before ??

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Villa_Insider could be a lurker on here!

My understanding was that last year, he was an employee of AVFC, I was also under the impression he left avfc as an employee about a month after Houllier arrived.

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