RANDY LERNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Aston Villa owner wants UCL glory in the next 10 years

New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia hopes to win the Champions League within the next 10 years.The Chinese businessman completed his takeover of the Sky Bet Championship club on Tuesday and replaced American Randy Lerner, who had been looking to sell his majority stake since 2014. Villa won the European Cup in 1982, defeating German giants Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final, but dropped...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Aston Villa owner Xia passes first test

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – China’s Tony Xia completed his takeover of relegated former Premier League side Aston Villa on Tuesday after passing the English Football League’s owners and directors test.  Xia, whose Chinese name is Xia Jiantong, purchased Villa last month for a reported $87 million (77.6 million euros) from American Randy Lerner and has pledged to restore...
Via World Soccer Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

US owner Lerner takes responsibility for Aston Villa's relegation

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has accepted blame for the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.The American, who rarely attends games, has been under fire from fans during Villa's slide down the table over the last five years.Villa were relegated from the Barclays Premier League after last week's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, the first time they have dropped out...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Browns owner Randy Lerner losing $100,000 a day through Aston Villa

When he woke up this morning, Randy Lerner had already lost $100,000 just for owning Aston Villa. The former owner of the Cleveland Browns is now toiling away with another franchise, Aston Villa, and it is not going so well in the financial department. According to Forbes, Aston Villa has racked up a debt of $356 million in tax losses since Lerner bought the club for $95 million...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Lambert Urges Aston Villa Fans to Cancel Protest Against Randy Lerner

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged frustrated fans to call off a planned protest at the start of Saturday's clash at home to Liverpool. Three unofficial fans' websites – Villa Blog, My Old Man Said and A Villa Fan – have called on fellow supporters to boycott the opening eight minutes of the Barclays Premier League clash with the Reds via an open letter entitled 'We...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner Prepared to Fund Aston Villa Signings in January

Boss Paul Lambert will be backed in the January transfer window – although Aston Villa will not spend big. Chief executive Tom Fox has revealed chairman Randy Lerner, who put the club up for sale in May, is prepared to fund signings. Lerner is understood to have a new lease of life at Villa, despite looking for a buyer over the summer. Paddy Reilly has been drafted in as the club’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lambert signs contract extension with Aston Villa until June 2018

Aston Villa have announced manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension with the club until June 2018. Villa have made an impressive start to the new campaign, and are sitting second in the table having won three and drawn one of their four Premier League matches. Lambert has had two difficult seasons at Villa Park since he joined from Norwich in the summer of 2012 with Villa...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa up for sale

The rumors have finally come to fruition. After eight years as Aston Villa’s owner, former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner is finally selling his Aston Villa soccer club. In a statement on Villa’s website Lerner gave detailed reasons for selling up as he believes that a fresh and a new approach is needed to bring the club back to its glory days of the past. Above all, the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa Is For Sale Confirms Billionaire Owner Randy Lerner

Billionaire owner Randy Lerner has had enough of Aston Villa and has put the Premier League club up for sale. The Aston Villa owner hopes to complete the sale in the next six weeks, and has employed two major US banks as advisors, hinting that the club could be sold to investors in the US, as has long been rumored. In a statement on the club website, Lerner revealed: “It is time...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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