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09 September, 2010

Gerard Houllier Is Your New Aston Villa Manager

Gerard Houllier, is in. The new AV and former Liverpool (he won the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, and League Cup all in 2001 with 'pool)skipper was most recently the French Football Fed's Technical Director.

He definitely fits the bill in AV's search. Former EPL coach, check, foreign cache, check, proven record, check.

Given the fact that the market for available head coaches was relatively bare at the moment, this appears to be a good pickup.

So what's the downside? Well, he's the same guy who sold Brad Friedel to Blackburn from Liverpool back in 2000. Who knows what that will mean for the US stopper, or young Eric Lichaj.

Houllier does have a tendency to like to remake his teams as well as making a big name signing or two, so we'll have to wait and see when the winter market opens up, or baring any big names being available, then next summer.

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