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first_imgSHAY Given’s nightmare time at Aston Villa is over – after he was appointed as an assistant to manager Paul Lambert last night.The 37-year-old Donegal man and Gordon Cowans have both been promoted to ‘temporary assistants’ after the club suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary KarsaGiven, who has not made an appearance for Villa since January 2013, was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough on November 28 but returned to Villa Park at the end of February. “As players, it’s important that each and every one of us take responsibility right now and I’m delighted to play my part in helping the manager and the team go and try to win on Saturday,” said Given in a statement on the Midlands club’s website.Villa are currently lie four points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.“I’m delighted to have Gordon and Shay to assist me in preparing the team for Saturday which is what the whole group is focussed on,” said Lambert.  SHAY GIVEN BROUGHT IN FROM THE COLD AT ASTON VILLA AS HE TAKES ASSISTANT ROLE was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aston VilladonegalShay Giventemporary assistantlast_img

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