Following on from last nights results there is some panic around I sense.
However for me nothing changed last night. We are still 6 points from relegation with a set of games we should gain points from. In order to over take us Bolton and Blackburn need to gain 7 points from 6 games and that is with us losing all 6 remaining, that will not happen. However I can understand totally the worry of some but as we are safe (in my mind) now is the time to think about Mcleish going.
I keep being told by fans he is here to stay, I keep getting told if Holman signed what does that say. However also a football reality is that if we do not get to 40 points (why do you think Mcleish mentioned it, 40 not needed for safety) then a sacking SHOULD happen. In fact as I made clear after the game on Monday if he does not go then I will not renew my Season Ticket and I urge all Villa fans to do the same.
So I look to hopefully a Mcleish free future, so when James Nursey tweets
Gather #AVFC focusing on Bosmans for next season and have set a cap of 40k a week for any new signings. Think the top Bosmans will want more
Then as I have said any dreams or hopes of big spending are that. We need to look at a new manager who can deal in this market. A manager who knows the foreign market all over Europe, a manager who can change our style, system and mentality.
I look towards Roberto Martinez.
Look at what he did at Swansea (he set up where they are now) and his achievements at Wigan should not be under estimated. Yes last summer when linked, like many I went WTF but as this post PROVES I rated him (LINK). Still at this time he could be perfect for us. The rumour is that Whelan agreed last summer for him to stay at Wigan for one more season if this summer he could go n a ‘free’. Therefore he would cost us nothing to get, we would only have to pay off Mcleish (If we had to) and money is saved.
Martinez I believe would be brilliant with the younger players as he would play a style that suits them. He rarely plays players out of position and has a good tactical brian as we saw against Man U. He has also shown he can motivate players and remains a calming influence.
As a man he is widely respected through football and after Mcleish would get an awful lot of leeway from villa fans, if appointed before the end of May I would renew straight away. He of course knows the area from his time at Walsall and I understand likes the area. He would be much better at the PR than Mcleish is and able to communicate ot the fans better.
We need younger blood as manager, we need the fresh ideas Randy seemed to want when appointing Mcleish, there is nothing to lose by appointing him.
MCLEISH OUT MARTINEZ IN