Villa could be tempted by Allardyce


SAllardyceSam Allardyce’s name is tonight in the frame for the Aston Villa job after Paul Lambert was sacked.

The West Ham chief – still without a new offer from the West Ham board – is seen as the man to save Villa from the drop by several inside the Villa Park boardroom.

Villa released a simple one line statement statement confirming the manager’s exit declaring: “Aston Villa Football Club has parted company this evening with manager Paul Lambert.”

Locally-born Allardyce with just a few months left on his Hammers contract could become a target along possibly with David Moyes.

ClaretandHugh was told several weeks ago that were Lambert to be fired Allardyce – who is believed to have held an ambition to manage the club a couple of years back – could easily be in the frame.

We were told: “He’s local and those who know him well have always claimed he has a feel for Villa. It will be all about who is advising the owner Randy Lerner.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    One can only hope they take the genius.I thought David Moyes could have been a candidate for us next season?

  • mattefumi69 says:

    Please Villa, take it now! I don’t want to see his face anymore!

  • ulsterhammer says:

    Please please please villa. Il happily pay his travel

  • JIMRSA says:

    In the Villa boardroom . . .

    Randy – Hi Mr Allerdici, I hear you have managed Barcelona and Real Madrid.
    Sam – Er, No actually all in my head, but love to tell the press that (laughs)
    Randy – But you one of the best paid people in the world at your profession, must have been all those great games for England as a player?
    Sam – Er, never played for England, but got promoted with Bolton one season
    Randy – Hmmm, so Sam are you going to bring Villa trophies like you have other teams?
    Sam – Er, never won anything Mr Chairman
    Randy – OK well we not been scoring, we want to see flowing attacking football to get the fans off their seats
    Sam – Well I will keep you up . . . respect the point and all that . . . clean sheet is always good
    Randy – Sam why should we employ you
    Sam – Well I could be Barcelona Manager, no one better than me, percentage football is the best (sticks juicy fruit in mouth and chews)
    Randy – Next candidate please . . . .

  • rugbyirons says:

    Its been on the cards for a while according to people up my way.That’s how desperate the club are.They are desperate and rudderless ,all depends on the money.

  • COYI says:

    If it means we can get rid of him and along with some of his mates (Nolan etc) I will carry him to birmingham

  • bubs says:

    Where are the 23% today who think he should get a new contract ?
    Now we know Carroll is out for 2 weeks at least does that mean Cole gets to start every game because BFS didn’t let him go ?
    Villa will need him in the championship next year so grab him quick OPR defore you loose your man,
    Time is right now for a change 2 Daves don’t wait till next year.

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