Aston Villa's American owner Randy Lerner has promised boss Martin O'Neill money to spend this summer. "Martin's achievements have been superb," stated Lerner in the Daily Express. "We have improved steadily and we have qualified for Europe two seasons in a row.
"He has a reputation as a very good manager, with good success, and that will play a part when playing are thinking of coming to Aston Villa.
"The funds will be in place for him."