Paul Lambert has put his own future on the back-burner as he plots Villa’s.
The boss has a contract which ties him to Villa until 2015 but as he goes into the second season of a long-term plan to rebuild the club he is happy to leave the issue as the last item on his agenda.
“I’ve got this year and one more. It’s a long time still to go,” he said.
“Randy (Lerner) and Paul (Faulkner) have always been honest with us. I get on well with them. We’ll just see what happens later on. There’s never any great rush. I think there’s more important things than my own situation.
“I don’t like to talk about myself or anything like that. The most important thing is this club and this team. My situation will take care of itself whenever.”
After a mixed start from his team, Lambert has reminded Villa fans this week that the changes he was hired to bring to the club are still at the infant stage.
He added: “I don’t think I’m that important to worry about. What will happen, will happen. I’ll probably talk about my contract the last day before it finishes – then I’ll start to worry! I don’t get caught up in it. I never think about it like that. I’ve never been like that.
“I think people think we’ve been here for about four or five years. We haven’t. We’ve only been here just over a season. It’s not long. We’ll try and keep building it.”