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Villa targets Martinez for manager job

Roberto Martinez Photo: PA


Martinez's desire to play an attractive style of football has also impressed Lerner after fans were critical of the approach of the sacked Alex McLeish.

Paul Lambert (Norwich), Brendan Rodgers (Swansea) and Gus Poyet (Brighton'>Aston Villa]( will plan a second attempt to secure the secure Wigan boss Roberto Martinez as their new manager, according to the Press Association. Villa owner Randy Lerner remains a big fan of Martinez even after he rejected the chance to take charge of the Midlands club a year ago.Lerner is searching for a hungry and emerging figure to revive Villa) are other potential candidates on Villa's radar as they search for a fourth manager in two years.

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