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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8 comments on “Villa could be tempted by Allardyce

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

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

  3. Please please please villa. Il happily pay his travel

  4. 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 . . . .

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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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