American businessman Randy Lerner put Aston Villa up for sale on Monday after eight years in control of the Premier League club, saying he was drained by the “week-in, week-out battles.”
Lerner’s future plans have been the subject of intense speculation following another season when the central England club — the European Cup champion in 1982 — came close to relegation.
“I have come to know well that fates are fickle in the business of English football. And I feel that I have pushed mine well past the limit,” Lerner said in a statement. “I feel further that
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