Search This Blog

Monday, August 09, 2010

Martin O'Neill quits as Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa fans have been stunned by the news that Martin O'Neill has quit as manager with immediate effect after four years in charge.

A club statement on Monday afternoon said: "Aston Villa can confirm that Martin O'Neill has resigned as manager of the football club with immediate effect."

O'Neill has resigned only five days before the start of the new Barclays Premier League campaign.

Villa owner Randy Lerner insisted O'Neill had pledged his future to Villa in May after much speculation over whether or not the former Celtic boss would quit.

But O'Neill has now decided to end his reign with reserve team manager Kevin MacDonald taking charge of Saturday's opener with West Ham.

No comments: