The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he has a tough job on his hands when it comes to making Aston Villa successful once again. Aston Villa spent a lot of money under the regime of Martin O’Neill in the efforts to qualify for the Champions League. However, that dream never materialised and Martin O’Neill left the job soon afterwards due to the lack of support from the board. Aston Villa have since cut their investment in players and wages due to the spiralling debts caused by the regime of Martin O’Neill. It has also subsequently been reflected in the league position in the last couple of seasons.
Paul Lambert was recently appointed as a replacement for Alex McLeish, who had a very disappointing season with Aston Villa last season. Many were expecting the former Norwich city manager to instantly make an impact at the club. However, Aston Villa have made a slow start to the season and Paul Lambert has acknowledged that it is certainly not going to be easy for the club to be challenging for the top honours once again. He has said that there is a massive rebuilding job ahead of him if they are to return to the glory days.
“I know the job is huge and we’re trying everything we can to sort it. It’s a massive club. The fans were willing us to do really well, but we just never did it. That’s my problem. Owner Randy Lerner, myself and chief executive Paul Faulkner will sit and see what’s going to happen. If something comes available and I think it’s worthwhile, then you can look at it. It’s a really young side and sometimes you need a little bit of help,” said Paul Lambert after the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Everton.
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