10 Aug 2010

Aston Villa manager resigns amid claims of disharmony with owner

8:34 am on 10 August 2010

The English Premier League football club Aston Villa football has confirmed their manager Martin O'Neill has resigned with immediate effect.

O'Neill leaves the club just five days before the start of the new Premier League season.

The BBC's Pat Murphy says given the comments made by the club chairman at the end of last season O'Neill's resignation shouldn't come as a complete surprise.