O'Leary coy on Baros
By Tom Latchem
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David O'Leary refused to comment on the Villa's interest in Milan Baros.
Aston Villa manager David O'Leary refused to comment on the club's interest in Milan Baros and attacked the Football Association Disciplinary Panel.
Villa were found guilty by The FA in January of an illegal approach for the then Southampton striker James Beattie - although O'Leary escaped any punishment.
The Midlands club have already had two bids turned down for Czech international Baros but O'Leary would not be drawn when asked by Sky Sports News to confirm or deny any developments.
Still smarting over the Beattie punishment, O'Leary said: "I can't tell you anything.
"I'm not being disrespectful to yourselves but I think I have got to refer you back to something that happened last year.
"Everyone else seems to talk but when I mentioned a player's name at a previous club [Beattie] at a press conference we were charged on it.
"I was told under no circumstances could I talk about anybody at another club.
"I love watching your programmes - you cover sport great and I see it happening all the time so it must be a Villa problem.
"But I cannot say anything - that is what I was told."