Villa boss O'Neill: No interference

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has made it clear he is very much his own man when it comes to doing his job.

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O'Neill would not welcome the kind of situation Jose Mourinho found himself in when he had to work with a director of football at Stamford Bridge.

Referring to the Mourinho scenario, O'Neill said: "In the case of appointing a director of football, I am sure the owner of the club would ask me and of course I would say 'no'.

"If the owner has the sort of relationship where the manager is allowed to do what he wants, that is the only thing a manager can ever ask for - to be in charge of affairs. That is the way I've tried to work.

"If I thought there was some sort of interference I would acknowledge that I wasn't overly pleased with it.

"But you have to earn the right (by) doing well at the football club."

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