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Borrell in particular was held in huge esteem by the Academy players, who were left shocked by the dismissals

Stephen Warnock has Aston Villa future says Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish believes out-of-favour full-back Stephen Warnock has "staked his claim" to be part of the future at Aston Villa with his attitude in pre-season training.

Roger Johnson set to complete Wolves switch

Roger Johnson is poised to sign for Wolves in a £7m move after admitting Birmingham's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was a key factor in him wanting to leave St Andrew's.

Stiliyan Petrov wants to see Aston Villa sign Shay Given

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov believes Manchester City keeper Shay Given would be the ideal replacement for Brad Friedel.

Aston Villa: potential summer transfer targets

It's been a turbulent summer for Aston Villa with the departure of manager Gerard Houllier, the controversial appointment of Alex McLeish as his successor and their rivals preying on their star players.

Sammy Lee to leave Liverpool according to reports

Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee is reported to have parted company with the club after three years in the role.

Villa get their man but row over McLeish is sure to rumble on

Aston Villa may have concluded their protracted search for a new manager but the brouhaha over Alex McLeish's controversial appointment is set to rumble on.

Craig Gardner unsure over Birmingham future

Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner admits he is unsure where his future lies after the departure of manager Alex McLeish.

Aston Villa fans 'will return season tickets' over Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish has been warned he will find it difficult to win over the Aston Villa fans should he eventually replace Gerard Houllier as manager.

Birmingham will seek compensation should Alex McLeish join Aston Villa

Birmingham will seek maximum compensation if Alex McLeish joins arch rivals Aston Villa.

McLeish linked with Villa as McClaren joins Forest

Birmingham manager walks out, while former England coach replaces sacked Davies

Why Villa are forced to look for their new boss on the cheap

Lerner, having invested £180m, decided that enough was enough

Martinez says no to Villa to give Wigan one more year

Roberto Martinez appeared last night to have decided against a move to the Aston Villa managerial seat, despite the prospects of a vastly greater budget in what would have been a significant new step in his already meteoric career rise.

Wigan chairman believes Roberto Martinez will stay

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan expects Roberto Martinez to make a decision on his future in the next 24 hours - and thinks the Spaniard will reject Aston Villa's overtures to remain as Latics boss for at least another season.

Aston Villa make move for Roberto Martinez

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been given permission to speak to managerless Aston Villa, Latics chairman Dave Whelan has told the Daily Telegraph.

Villa forced to widen manager search

Wigan Athletic have given Aston Villa permission to speak to Roberto Martinez about their vacant manager's position, though loyalties to his present club were weighing heavily on the Spaniard's mind last night, after a day in which Steve McClaren's hopes of the position were dashed and Rafael Benitez was told that Villa could not match his spending ambitions.

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