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Friedel Backs Houllier To Revolutionise Club

Brad Friedel has insisted that Gerard Houllier will have a very positive effect on all aspects of the club now that he's official in charge.

Speaking to the Official Site on the managers first day in the hotseat, Friddy P praised the affect that the Frenchman had on Liverpool and was in no doubts that he would benefit Villa in all areas once he got his feet under the table.

'There was a lot that needed to be done at Liverpool when he took over, not only the first team but the whole infrastructure. He had a lot of work to do there and he did very well indeed, not just on the field but off the field with the youth setup, merchandising and the global brand.'

Now being fair, we certainly aren't in that kind of state given the off the field work that has gone into improving our club over the last few years and our second string and youth work frankly speaks for itself, but in terms of scouting and other areas, Houllier's expertise and experience can certainly have a beneficial affect on further improving the club as we head to the future.

'I am very hopeful he can take this club forward. He's very astute and very professional, he always gets the best out of his clubs.'

Houllier of course saw the Bolton embarrassment at the weekend so should already have a good idea on what he initially wants to work on in training, and Friddy admits it hardly showed Villa in their greatest light.

'We are disappointed. The first 20-25 minutes we were very good and were moving the ball around very well. They couldn't live with us.

'It became a bit hectic, maybe a draw is the right result. Everyone defensively pulled their weight and it was a shame we couldn't get that second goal to catapult us on to a win.'

More diplomatic I suspect than anything, Friedel added:

'We will have to watch the video to see if we were sitting back a little bit.'

It won't need to be in HD to show them that!

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 20 2010

Time: 4:09PM

Your Comments

good to read those comments.
The Fear
Friedel should have had a word with Gabby before he opened his mouth!!
CannockVilla
Even as a big MON fan, there's no denying that things at Brummagem B6 had become stale. Whether Gerard Houllier is the right man to continue the push forward, only time will tell. Good Luck to him, something tells me that he's going to need it.
glensider
Friedel will know how Houllier operates, having worked with him, albeit briefly before. He'll know doubt have told the lads what to expect in the coming weeks and months. Should be interesting times ahead at Birmingham B6.
glensider
 

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