English Premiership

Aston Villa up for sale

2014-05-12 13:10
Aston Villa up for sale. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/G
Aston Villa up for sale. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Cape Town - According to the BBC website, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has announced that the English Premiership club is being put up for sale.

The American assumed control of Villa in 2006 after a £62.6m takeover was agreed with the club's board.

"I owe it to Villa to move on, and look for fresh, invigorated leadership, if in my heart I feel I can no longer do the job," he said on Monday.

Villa finished the 2013/14 season in 15th position, five points above the relegation zone.

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