Aston Villa coach, Paul Lambert, was fired from his job, but he expressed no hard feelings, especially since owner Randy Lerner warned him the job would be the toughest in his life, according to sportsmole.com. The 45 year old coach, who was meant to overhaul the team and tighten the wage structure, and most of all, to have the team win games, said he was “extremely proud” of his two and a half year tenure with the British soccer team. After Aston Villa played 10 games without a single win, it was decided that Lambert should go.
Lambert thanked the players and the fans and sounded upbeat. He said American owner Randy Lerner warned him that it wouldn’t be easy. “When I came on board, the club’s owner Randy Lerner warned me that I was embarking on the toughest challenge of my working life, and he was not wrong, ” Lambert told sportsmole. He thanks the football teams supporters who are “the most passionate I have ever encountered, ” and who were justified in having “huge expectations for their beloved football club.”
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The firing of Lambert comes amid talk that Randy Lerner might sell Aston Villa. The Birmingham Mail names Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen as a potential buyer.