Houllier to Leave Villa by Mutual Consent, Confirmation Imminent
Reports surrounding Aston Villa this morning claim that manager Gerard Houllier will leave the club by mutual consent following test results regarding the health scare he suffered earlier in the year.
Randy Lerner’s right hand man emphasised that the Frenchman’s health was of paramount importance last week and it now seems that the former Liverpool boss would be running too high a risk in returning to management. The decision is believed to be a done deal by sources close to the club, though Villa are yet to make an official statement on the rumours.
The confirmation is likely to be made later today and many Villa fans are getting what they wished for with the latest news after a desperately disappointing season in the most part at the club. More to follow but speculation has already moved to the man who will be chosen as Houllier’s successor at Villa Park, with the likes of Moyes, Benitez and even Ancelotti being touted in recent weeks.