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Former Aston Villa and Leeds manager David O'Leary ready for another job

Former Aston Villa and Leeds manager David O'Leary ready for another job

Former Aston Villa and Leeds manager David O'Leary wants to return to soccer management.
The Irishman hasn't worked with a soccer club since leaving Villa Park in July 2006. While he has been linked with the vacant Ireland national team job, O'Leary said he did not want to rush into a decision.
"It's got to be the right one," O'Leary told Sky Sports News on Monday. "If the right one comes, you'll see David O'Leary back pretty quickly."
O'Leary left Aston Villa after three years in charge after disagreements with former chairman Doug Ellis over transfers.
Before Villa, O'Leary managed Leeds from 1998 until 2002, a period which included a semifinals appearance in the Champions League and a lengthy assault trial for defender Jonathan Woodgate and midfielder Lee Bowyer.
"I think I had too much to say over an 18-month period at Leeds, at the back end," O'Leary said. "Lots of it to do with the limelight from the trial and it was a tough club to manage.
"But they were a great bunch of players to manage and through that period we sustained our success, still getting into Europe every year _ a great achievement on behalf of the players."
Leeds is now third in League One _ the third tier of English soccer _ despite having lost 15 points for financial issues.
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Updated : 2021-04-10 19:13 GMT+08:00