So we will have a fair few of these posts or hopefully not as the deal is done quickly.
So the Mirror are the first to make some obvious links and one to Mark Hughes which I would find hard to believe.
so in the piece they say
And MirrorSport understands Lambert is keen on the vacant post as he believes in Villa’s potential.
Lerner is also a long-standing fan of Wigan chief Roberto Martinez, 38, after failing to land the Spaniard last summer before appointing McLeish.
Villa are mulling over making another approach for Martinez following Big Eck’s dismissal, while Mark Hughes could be considered.
Both men have a distinct footballing philosophy which Villa officials felt McLeish lacked.
They also say Randy is willing to fund ‘special purchases’, whatever that could mean.
The passage I have bolded I believe to be quite important in this. Villa have always wanted a shared vision and we have a lot of rebuilding to be done. We need a manager to believe in the plan and believe in the club.
I believe Lambert is the man as well as Martinez to do this.
With the bookies Lambert is the clear favourite but money has come in tonight for Gus Poyet. However in these markets it does not take a lot of money to make the markets really move.