Villa Park chief to announce new boss imminently.
Sky Sports News understands Gerard Houllier is set to be offered the manager’s job at Aston Villa.
Houllier, who was in England for Jamie Carragher’s testimonial on Saturday, was staying coy on the rumours when asked about the Villa job over the weekend.
However, it is believed Villa chairman Randy Lerner has offered the Frenchman the chance to replace former boss Martin O’Neill.
O’Neill resigned at Villa Park just before the start of the season with Kevin MacDonald being placed in caretaker charge.
The likes of Alan Curbishley, Sven Goran Eriksson and MacDonald have been linked with the role, but it appears former Liverpool chief Houllier is in pole position for the post.
Houllier, who left Liverpool in 2004, is believed to have impressed Villa’s board in the interview process and could be unveiled as the new manager in the next 48 hours. (Sky Sports)
Gerard Houllier is a vastly experienced manager who could be just what Aston Villa need to help them move on from the Martin O’Neill era and many believe the Frenchman will be part of a three man management team alongside coaches Kevin MacDonald and Steve Staunton.
The former Liverpool boss won three French Ligue 1 titles during his time with PSG and Lyon and had a fair bit of success at Anfield where he delivered the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups as well as perhaps more importantly four top four finishes in his six full seasons as manager.
What would Villa Park fans make of such an appointment?