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Thursday 2 October 2014

Martin O'Neill quits: Top contenders to take over at Aston Villa

Former England boss Eriksson was linked to the Fulham vacancy following his departure as Ivory Coast coach and is certain to be keen on a return to the Premier League. Did a good job in his one season with Manchester City and would fit the bill if chairman Randy Lerner wants a big-name appointment.
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Still awaiting another chance in the top flight after varying degrees of fortune with Southampton and Wolves. The 53-year-old took Cardiff to the FA Cup final in 2008 and just missed out on promotion with the Bluebirds last season.
The former Tottenham boss (above) was Fulham's first choice to replace Roy Hodgson but Ajax refused to play ball. He made his desire to return to England obvious but whether the lure of Villa Park is enough to prompt him to quit the Amsterdam giants, which he refused to do for Fulham, is debatable.

Following Martin O'Neill's shock resignation as Aston Villa manager yesterday, we look at the leading contenders to replace him at Villa Park. -->>

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