Houllier 3/1 To Get Aston Villa Into Top 6

Tags: 2016/17 Premier League

Published: 14:04 09/09/2010

New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has yet to convince bookmakers that Aston Villa can repeat last season's effort and finish in the top six again this season . Aston Villa finished last season one point ahead of Houllier's old club Liverpool and the 63 year old Frenchman will be determined to finish ahead of his old club again . Aston Villa have had a mixed start to the current Premier League season . They were embarrasing in a six goal thrashing at Newcastle but have won both of their home games so far . Houllier will take charge of Villa for the first time in Monday's Barclays Premier League clash at Stoke and said today : "I could not turn down the opportunity to manage a club whose approach, both on and off the pitch, I have long admired. Aston Villa is one of England's biggest clubs and has an amazing set of fans." Whilst at Liverpool Houllier led them to a Cup treble in 2001 winning the UEFA , Carling and FA Cup . With Villa already out of Europe this season , Houllier can focus attention on Premier League performance and Victor Chandler are taking a risk in offering the Villans at 3/1 to finish Top 6 .

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