Nigel slams Villa over release

09 July 2011 12:54
igel Reo-Coker has slammed Aston Villa chiefs after finding out about his release from friends rather than the club.[LNB] The 27-year-old, who spent the end of last season captaining the Midlands outfit, was stunned to find out on holiday that he was no longer needed after four years at the club.[LNB]Now the free agent is contemplating his future and is considering a move abroad.[LNB]"Before Gerard Houllier was taken ill and left the club, he said he wanted to sit me down this summer and negotiate a new deal," Reo-Coker said in The Sun.[LNB]"When the season ended, there was no contact from Villa to renegotiate my contract.[LNB]"We never sat down together, which I was told would happen.[LNB]"While on holiday, I was getting texts from friends and reading tweets I'd been released.[LNB]"I was disappointed. It should've been handled better and with more respect."[LNB]New boss Alex McLeish has also reportedly not been in touch with the midfielder and if he is not offered the right challenge in England, Reo-Coker may opt for a move to Spain, Germany or Italy with a number of clubs said to be interested.[LNB]Despite the unexpected news, Reo-Coker is remaining optimistic about the future.[LNB]"It's a new chapter. I want to go to a club where I can challenge for things either in the Premier League or abroad," he said.[LNB]"There are options in Europe - and I'm seriously considering them."

Source: Team_Talk