Martin O’Neill has resigned as manager of Aston Villa after four years at the helm where he dragged the club from the lower reaches of the Premier League back to it’s rightful place among the elite.
O’Neill told Villa’s official website: “I have enjoyed my time at Aston Villa immensely.
“It’s obviously a wrench to be leaving such a magnificent club. I would like to pay tribute to the Villa players, my coaching staff and the Villa supporters for all the support and encouragement they have given both the club and me personally during my time as manager.
“I wish them all the best for the future. I will obviously be assisting the club in the immediate short-term with regard to the handover of my duties.”
What are your thoughts on this? Think it could be catastrophic for Villa and has really damaged their prospects this season.
Who would you want as the next manager? Whoever follows O’Neill, they will certainly have some big boots to fill!