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LERNER COMITTED

Despite the ongoing struggles for Villa in the Premier league, the manager Paul Lambert has insisted that the owner Randy Lerner remains committed to the Aston Villa project.

There have been suggestions that the owner Randy Lerner might be willing to sell the club after not seeing any returns on his £ 250 million investment in the club so far. The club are also flirting with relegation this season, which could be devastating if they dropped down the division. Lambert has been coming under intense pressure in the last few weeks due to a poor run of results, which has left the team one place above the relegation zone.

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SUPPORT OF THE OWNER

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has said that he clearly has the support of the owner Randy Lerner, as the dark clouds surrounding the club refuses to vanish.

With only three games remaining in the Premier league season, Aston Villa are currently just three points above the relegation zone.

Hence, there is a real danger of the club going into the Championship this season, which would mean huge financial implications for the club. Randy Lerner was extremely concerned about the financial situation of the club following the free spending times under Martin O'Neill that Alex McLeish was appointed in order to be a safe pair of hands.

O'Neill Plans Lerner talks

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has called upon the club to make further investment in the playing side and will meet with owner Randy Lerner next week where both parties will discuss the season gone by and potential changes for next term.

O'Neill has taken Villa to this season's League Cup final and FA Cup semi-final and although he has failed to produce any silverware this campaign, he believes he deserves more time to achieve greater success at the Birmingham-based side.

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