O'Neill blasts fresh rumours

02 April 2010 10:31
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has again spoken out over continuing rumours suggesting that he could quit the club at the end of the season. O'Neill is angry that talk of him leaving Villa Park refuses to go away, despite him making the position clear on Thursday - that he would be going nowhere. He told the club's official website: "In light of ongoing and perplexing reports - despite my efforts to bring clarity to the situation earlier - I would like to reiterate one or two points which, to me, are essential. "Every summer, since taking this job in August 2006, I have sat down and discussed the season in general with my chairman, Randy Lerner, attempting also to formulate plans for how we hope to keep improving the club year on year. "This summer will be no different. I have a yearly rolling contract and I hope to continue to do a job, the challenges of which I enjoy immensely." Of talk of a rift due to the possible sale of James Milner to Manchester United, O'Neill added: "There was a story that I had fallen out with the chairman because of a supposedly imminent transfer of James Milner to Manchester United. "James would be worthy of playing in a side like that. I wouldn't think for one minute that top clubs wouldn't be interested in James Milner. "He has been splendid for us this season, but there is not one ounce of truth in the story. It is ludicrous."

Source: ESA