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Aston Villa hero Mortimer hopes next manager will be British

Aston Villa hero Dennis Mortimer hopes the next manager is British.

Mortimer, who skippered Villa to the European Cup in 1982, hopes owner Randy Lerner will appoint from within these shores after Frenchman Gerard Houllier ended his reign after his recent heart problems.

He said: "I would rather see a British manager in charge of Villa. I just feel that we don't give our British managers much of a chance.

"We go for these people from abroad who have been around a bit but they are not always the right choice.

"Get someone fresh who understands the game here. There are people out there and I just hope it is not a foreign manager.

"I get fed up with foreign managers because we need to give our British managers a chance."

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