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Friday media watch [05.02.16]
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5th Feb 2016
Friday media watch [05.02.16]


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

BBC Sport: Former Governor of the Bank of England Lord King has joined the board of directors at Aston Villa. The 67-year-old is a lifelong fan of Villa, who are six points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table. "Mervyn successfully steered the Bank of England through the most turbulent economic headwinds in living memory," Villa chairman Steve Hollis said. "His appointment to the board is a huge boost as we plan our path back to more successful times."

Sky Sports: The former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has been appointed to Aston Villa's board of directors. King, now Lord King of Lothbury, is a lifelong Villa supporter. Chairman Steve Hollis said: "I was delighted when Mervyn agreed to join the board. His dedicated support for the club is well known. "Mervyn successfully steered the Bank of England through the most turbulent economic headwinds in living memory and his appointment to the board is a huge boost as we plan our path back to more successful times."

Daily Mail: Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England during the recent economic crisis, has been appointed to Aston Villa's board of directors. Lord King of Lothbury 'is a lifelong Villa supporter' who watched his first game at Villa Park more than 55 years ago. Villa chairman Steve Hollis said: "Mervyn successfully steered the Bank of England through the most turbulent economic headwinds in living memory and his appointment to the board is a huge boost as we plan our path back to more successful times."

Daily Mirror: Lord Mervyn King, the former Bank of England governor, has joined Aston Villa's board of directors. The 67-year-old, a lifelong Villa fan, says he has been going to games at Villa Park for over 55 years. "I shall do my best to help the rebuilding of Aston Villa Football Club as together we return it to its position as one of the top clubs in the world," he said.

Birmingham Mail: Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, has been made a member of Aston Villa's board. Lord King of Lothbury, to give him his full title, has been made a director. A statement on Aston Villa's official website confirmed the news: "Mervyn is a lifelong Villa supporter who has a deep understanding of the club and the role that it plays in the lives of its many loyal supporters. "He has always taken a close interest in the workings of the club and adds to the board a strong, well-informed point of view which will be invaluable as we look to take the club forward."

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Guardian: The former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has joined the board of struggling Premier League football club Aston Villa. Lord King, a lifelong Villa fan, joins a club seemingly destined for relegation, given they are six points adrift at the foot of the table and failed to sign any players in the January transfer window. Aston Villa's chairman, Steve Hollis, likened the task that King faces to battling the fallout from the financial crisis.

Four Four Two: Former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has been appointed to the board of directors at Aston Villa. King, who also holds the title Lord King of Lothbury, is a lifelong Villa fan and has always taken a "close interest in the workings of the club", according to a statement released by the Premier League strugglers. Villa chairman Steve Hollis said: "I was delighted when Mervyn agreed to join the board. His dedicated support for the club is well known."

Birmingham Mail: Aston Villa are confident that Rémi Garde will still be in charge to help the club bounce back from this disappointing season. The Frenchman is likely to review his position at the end of this miserable campaign but the Villa hierarchy have not even considered next term without him.

Telegraph: Aston Villa will have to pay Charles N'Zogbia an extra £1.3m after failing to offload him in January. N'Zogbia rejected a loan move to AEK Athens last month and will stay at Villa until his five-year contract finally expires this summer. The France international has no future under Rémi Garde and is training with Villa's U21s, but will still cost the Premier League strugglers over £1m before he leaves as a free agent.

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BBC Sport: England boss Roy Hodgson will meet up with his players next week to discuss, among other things, Euro 2016. A planned get-together just over a year ago was scrapped after a suitable date could not be agreed with clubs.

Sky Sports: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says his team remain the underdogs in the Premier League title race, despite their three-point advantage at the top of the table. Ranieri says there "will only be tough matches" between now and the end of the season, starting on Saturday, when they face a summit meeting with second-placed Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

BBC Sport: Gary Neville should have apologised and resigned as Valencia coach after their humiliating Copa del Rey defeat, says former goalkeeper Santiago Canizares. Valencia were thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona in a semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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