Gerard Houllier - Things Will Change - Gradually
Hou Hou Houllier has been talking to the Daily Mail .... which is nice!
Gerard Houllier who will be on the bench for his first game on Wednesday night v Blackburn Rovers in the Carling Cup has warned it will take time to get his ideas over and to make the changes necessary at Villa.
'In the short term I need to know the players more and they need to get used to the different types of training - more continental in terms of tactics - and a variety of drills. It will take time to implement and be accepted. You come with philosophies and beliefs and need to convince the players to do them. Will we be playing in a different way? Obviously it won't be done overnight. You can't change habits in the middle of a competition. It has got to be gradual.'
Sounds interesting, can't wait to see some tactics and rotation return to Villa Park. I'm all for that! LOL
He also says that entertainment is important but getting results is the first priority. 'At the top level you need entertainment for TV and the fans. That will take some time.'
And on the Carling Cup, he confirms he'll be taking it seriously. 'We will not be putting out a lesser side. It will be a good side. I will rotate some of the players and I will not be the only manager to have done that. The League Cup was the first trophy I won at Liverpool and, if you win five games, you are at Wembley. We all know the club is desperate for some silverware. We want that and to reach a high position in the league. That is what we are here for.'
Full article: Daily Mail