Of course he’d pop off like this: Aston Villa director Charles Krulak has said that Martin O’Neill fancied himself bigger than the team. Furthermore, Krulak said, O’Neill was too cowardly to stay and correct his mistakes in the transfer market.
I’m sure Krulak was doing owner Randy Lerner’s bidding, because Lerner and O’Neill have not had a good relationship for a long time. Instead of taking the high road, Lerner and Krulak descended to the low road and blamed the manager (in truth, O’Neill’s transfer record wasn’t perfect, but he is a good manager) in an attempt to take the focus off, what else, finances.
I’m sure there’s more to this than meets the eye.