Sky Sports are reporting that Gérard Houllier will be named as the next manager of Aston Villa within the next 48 hours.
Now, this would surprise me. Not because Kevin MacDonald threw his hat into the ring and that I fully expected the club to give it to him, after doing that, but because this seems a fairly uninspired pick.
Don't get me wrong, Houllier is a successful Premier League manager. He won five trophies as manager of Liverpool (six if you include the Charity Shield) and put together a decent squad. Actually, I'm talking myself into liking this appointment, if true, because I was going to write how his football was fairly dull, but it wasn't really.
How can you call his football dull if it won him five pieces of silverware in six years? Football is about winning - it isn't about end to end, it is about scoring one goal and not letting your opponent score and if that means dull, I'll take dull and silverware.
But, this is just Sky Sports saying it, it might not be true, but chances are it is and also, chances are Lerner might very well have promised funds.