Frenchman set for Villa Park job.
Former Liverpool and Lyon boss Gerard Houllier is set to be appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager on Wednesday, BBC Sport understands.
The 63-year-old was interviewed for the job, along with caretaker boss Kevin McDonald and former Charlton and West Ham boss Alan Curbishley, last week.
Houllier will speak to French Football Federation officials before leaving his role as technical director.
But it is unclear who Houllier will appoint as his assistant at Villa Park.
Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson, Houllier’s right-hand man during his time at Anfield, is one contender, while McDonald is also in the running.
French Football Federation president Fernando Duchaussoy said he will speak to Houllier when he returns from France’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Tuesday. (BBC Sport)
So will the veteran Frenchman be the right man for the Aston Villa job? Should Kevin MacDonald have been given more of a chance? Gerard Houllier certainly has the credentials for the job and has the Premier League experience that Randy Lerner was reportedly looking for, all the ingredients for success? Only time will tell.
How do Villa fans feel about such an appointment?