Exclusive: O'Neill quits Villa?
Published 13:33 30/03/10 By MirrorFootball
Martin O'Neill is believed to have quit as Aston Villa manager.
Unconfirmed claims are circulating in the Midlands that the Villa Park chief has resigned following a disagreement with chairman Randy Lerner.
It is understood that the club's American owner wanted to trim the playing squad and cut the wage bill this summer, while O'Neill wanted money to spend to bolster his squad to continue their challenge to break into the top four.
When told that money would not be forthcoming, the Ulsterman is believed to have decided to consider his future and has now come to the decision to resign.
Villa have an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on April 10. And Chelsea beat Villa 7-1 in the Premier League at the weekend.
O'Neill joined the club in August 2006.