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Villa Appoint Toon 'Disaster'

... Aston Villa caretaker-manager Roy Aitken.

The man was a legend north of the border at Celtic, but he had a shocking season when he arrived on Tyneside, and bottled it big-time in the play-off matches against the Mackems.

But the former Aberdeen boss insists he is in the running for the job at Villa Park.

Aitken: 'I'm in a situation where as far as I'm concerned, I've been asked to take on the job until further notice. All the other distractions don't really affect me because I'm long enough in the tooth to know what football's all about.

'This is a great job and you do it to the best of your ability. That's what I'm trying to do and I'm getting a good response from the players.'

Aitken has taken temporary charge at Villa Park since David O'Leary's departure and, with the Premiership season looming, could be in charge for the start of the new campaign.




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Date:Wednesday July 26 2006

Time: 12:15PM

Your Comments

Ok thanks for that
trotski74
You scared me witless with that title - I thought we'd been "blessed" with Souey! Phew!
IanB
nope we'll have martin o'neill. oh wait, didnt he turn down newcastle?? hmmm
groseyboy
Lets face it we can all be critical of O'Leary, but at least Aitken looked as if he cared whilst on the side line! Although I think Villa need a completely new change, as and when he leaves I will not be singing riddance.
leelindsay
Like groseboy, I am picking myself up of the floor as I thought you meant Souness. By the way what a steal buy, Duff is worth twise what you paid him well done to Mr Sheppard. Duff will do well for you which helps the Irish cause,
irish villa
why would o neil want to go a 2nd rate team with no ambition not surprised milner did't whanna join ya little whanna bees
shearer
I think it's just Old-man Ellis who has little in the way of ambition. I reckon you could do worse than signing Aitken on (Souness comes to mind) but for anything to really change at your club you need to kick out the mighty Jowl and get someone who isn't more dead than alive in.
arctoa
 

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