Paul Lambert is now the new manager of Aston Villa in a widely anticipated move. The Villans can now hope to return to the free flowing, attacking football of the Martin O’Neill and Gerard Houllier days. Under Alex McLeish, Villa was a one note defensive grinding machine playing anti-football. They barely dodged relegation.
Randy Lerner, the owner had also sought out Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Man Utd’s “baby faced assassin” but the Norwegian opted out for family reasons. Similarly, Roberto Martinez turned down overtures deciding to stay put at Wigan.