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Former Favourite Backs Mac For Assistant Role

Former Favourite Backs Mac For Assistant Role

Ugo Ehiogu (yes I can still spell it!) has backed Kevin MacDonald to secure a place in Houllier's coaching staff.

Speaking to Talksport the former Villa centre half suggested that employing Kevin MacDonald for Houllier's staff is a 'no brainer' as he would provide both the continuity and knowledge of the players and the club that the Frenchman will sorely need.

'I think what MacDonald's done with the nurturing of the young players he's earnt a crack at a role in the new set up.

'For me it's a no brainer to have him in if he wants a part of it.'

Ehiogu adds that he'd be very surprised if Mac wasn't offered a role, even if presumably it wasn't as a direct No 2 at the club and Hooooolies appointed somebody he'd worked with before.

Ugo was also honest in his appraisal of our chances for this season in saying that he thinks we'll struggle to hit 6th place, but as many fans believed we'd struggle to do that under the previous manager there will be very few who wouldn't take a slight drop this season as long as the groundwork was done again and our known failures were addressed.

That said, Ehiogu wonders if the 'new manager syndrome' will give us the lift needed to finish around the European places. 6 points from 9 under KMac is no mean feet given the upheaval at the club and his lack of experience in the 'top role', so if Houllier can get even more from us (and preferably more Spam performances than Everton ones) then whilst it's a cliche to say 'we haven't become a bad squad over night' who knows where we could finish this season.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday September 9 2010
Time: 8:00AM

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Up to Houllier, no amount of talk will change that, he has to get the backroom staff he wants in order to take us forward.
Coldbathkid
09/09/2010 08:42:00
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MiniCooper, there is no doubt Milner is a loss, but he wasn't the difference against West Ham. I think everyone will agree it was Marc Albrighton who won us that game!
AndyFC
09/09/2010 20:48:00
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