Dear Editor, Speaking as an outsider with no ulterior motive, why would anyone who is any good want to manage Villa?
Not when Mr Lerner has morphed into Deadly Doug – sacking managers because he has no guts and not spending any more money than is needed to keep Villa in the Premier League and selling the best players.
Have the fans not had enough of that?
I believe that O’Neill did not have the patience and walked before he should have, but he obviously saw the writing on the wall.
As for the fans, do they deserve any better? They forced a manager out because he had been at Birmingham – so what? Managers are like players. They are professionals who go where the money and opportunities are.
Emley, West Yorkshire