The Northern Irishman hopes he is the man to take Villa forward...
O'Neill has come under media scrutiny following a humiliating 7-1 Premier League defeat against Chelsea and two separate Wembley defeats, the first a League Cup final loss to Manchester United in February, and the second an FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
"I would really hope to be [at Villa next season]," O'Neill told the Mail Online.
"I think I've earned that right. As far as I'm concerned it's straightforward.