Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gerard Houllier - Villa Manager - Official

Gerard Houllier - Villa Manager - Official


Official statement from AVFC:

The Club is pleased to confirm that it has secured the appointment of Gerard Houllier as manager.

Mr. Houllier has been technical director of French football, a position he previously held when instrumental in France winning the World Cup in 1998.

He is a former manager of Lens, Paris St Germain, Liverpool and Lyon and has won three French championships and a unique treble in the League Cup, FA Cup and Uefa Cup in 2001 with Liverpool.

One of the key architects of Clairefontaine, the French national association football centre regarded as one of the finest football academies in the world, his wealth of experience in all aspects of the game and his stature and reputation internationally made him an excellent choice to manage Aston Villa.

'Two of the key qualities which we identified as being of crucial importance in our search for the new manager were experience of managing in the Premier League and a strategy for building on the existing strengths in our current squad, and Gerard Houllier comfortably satisfies these criteria,' said Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Aston Villa Football Club.

'In fact, he stands out as a football man who understands the ethos of our Club and shares our core values.

'We look forward to working with Gerard and supporting him and we ask our supporters to get behind the new manager and the team as we look to build on the progress we have made over the past four years in all areas of the Club.'

Gerard Houllier said: 'I am very happy and proud to join this great and historic club.

'It was a very difficult decision for me to leave the FFF [French Football Federation] but I could not turn down the opportunity to manage a club whose approach, both on and off the pitch, I have long admired.

'Aston Villa is one of England's biggest clubs and has an amazing set of fans. This is a tremendous challenge and one I am very much looking forward to taking on.'

The Club will confirm details of a press conference to follow in due course.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 8 2010
Time: 8:58PM

Comments

0
le whoop.
tellamuir
08/09/2010 21:01:00
0
duck ala rounge and wecome.
ULSTER VILLA
08/09/2010 21:10:00
0
Welcome aboard the good ship Aston Villa GH...and btw who is Miss Aston Villa and has anyone got a pic?
Steve64k
08/09/2010 21:29:00
0
I truly wish that Gerard Houllier could expect support from the Villa faithful - at least for enough time to get his feet under - but I'm afraid it won't happen - there are too many clever dicks amongst our ranks who would rather build their own egos at the expense of our club. It is very easy to build a football team that gets into the top four and wins the Champions League the following season, and many of our fans are brilliant Premier League managers. Unfortunately, that's only in their own minds. None of them ever have to prove what they can really do for real - they just have to sit at home and criticise. Welcome Mr Houllier, and good luck!
BobTheBuilder
08/09/2010 21:44:00
0
A very warm welcome to B6 Mr Houllier!!!
marcobavfc
08/09/2010 22:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Di Matteo Credits Villa Fightback

Manager Roberto Di Matteo has been giving his thoughts following today's draw with fellow relegated Newcastle United.

Stats: Aston Villa v Newcastle United

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (1) Newcastle United, Villa Park, 24/9/16 Att: 32,062

Aston Villa v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship match.

Follow Aston Villa v Newcastle Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini7%
Chester0%
Elphick2%
Baker0%
Adomah0%
Westwood2%
Jedinak2%
Amavi2%
Bacuna2%
Kodjia39%
Ayew32%
Sub - Tshibola10%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Hepburn-Murphy2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Gutierrez considering options away from Haas
Latest Vital Boxing News
Crolla v Linares – Running Order
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear515
2.glensider327
3.sirdennis295
4.Fulford263
5.Silhillvilla211
6.Melon Donkey180
7.kefkat155
8.JuanPabloAngel130
9.villasince67121
10.DeanoVilla115
The Vital Football Members League