After the disappointing game against Chelsea FC (7-1), many rumours suggested that Martin O’Neill had quit as Aston Villa manager. The main reason - according to this speculative version - was that O'Neill considerd that their low budget for new footballers this season was not suitable to make a good campaign.
However, sources close to Aston Villa comfirmed that this version is completely false, describing it as "pure nonsense".
Still, Aston Villa has made no official statement about this issue. Which is a completely understandable, since the club painfully lost a vital match against an inspired Chelsea, after a ten-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.