Aston Villa denies Martin O'Neill's resignation

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.


Aston Villa got a 0 - 0 draw against Stoke City: O'neall is happy with the result

Aston Villa rescued only one point from their visit to Stoke City's field. The game finished 0-0 despite many chances created by Petrov and Carew.

Aston Villa had many moments of great football this Premier League season, but this game was an exception. James Milner, who is used to creating every offensive move of his team, had a terrible day. Meanwhile, the strikers had zero precision to score a goal. Both sides did not have the answer to find the opener in a very dull clash.

Despite that, coach Martin O'Neill was happy with the result: "It was a really tough afternoon for us. We defended very stoutly indeed. Still, we must understand that this match didn't have that many clear cut chances. So, it I think a draw was probably a fair ending for the match".