Villa Puts Out Disappointing Result
Aston Villa suffered a 4-0 defeat against Manchester city in the penultimate game of the season. This was yet another disappointing result for manager Paul Lambert, who has come in for intense criticism. Since the former Norwich manager replaced Alex McLeish, they have been struggling against relegation for the last two seasons. However, this season’s struggle has been compounded by the rumours that owner Randy Lerner is reportedly set to sell the club after they have secured another season of Premier League football.
After the defeat against City, Lambert added to the rumours by saying that he is not sure what will happen to the club at the end of the season. His own future will be in doubt following the arrival of new owners. Rumours stated that Randy Lerner reportedly has an agreement with a few buyers to sell the club if they survive in the Premier League this season. Norwich joined the likes of Cardiff and Fulham to be the three clubs relegated from this campaign. Aston Villa take on Tottenham in the final match of the season, which could also be Lambert’s farewell.
The match will be away from home and Lambert will be hoping to finish on a high. Meanwhile, Lambert praised the history of Villa saying that they should be doing better.
"What he's going to say in the next six or seven days I really don't know. This club has got to be stronger. It's too big a club. I would love to be. It's a brilliant club with a fabulous fan base. Any club that wins a European Cup creates history and tradition and this club has got it in abundance. This team has got to live up to it and at the minute we haven't done it,” said the manager after the match.