Friday, May 25, 2007

Houllier the new Manchester City manager?

Gerard Houllier has quit six-time French champions Lyon with immediate effect leading to ripe speculation that he’ll be named the new Manchester City manager in the wake of Stuart Pierce’s sacking.

Houllier won the French League in both of his two seasons at Lyon, leaving behind a seasoned and talented squad of players I though could have won this seasons Champions League. While he claims to be intent of taking a break from management, it’s likely a signal to Manchester City that he’ll come at the right price and with the right transfer kitty.

The Man City squad is in a bit of a shamble at the moment and needs help: unable to score goals, already losing key central defender Sylvain Distin to Portsmouth, and lunatic Joey Barton still on the prowl/payroll.

Apparently Houllier has been offered a technical director’s role with the French national side and has also been approached by Dynamo Kiev.

Would Houllier be a good fit? I doubt it; he’s a bit of a Sven. He was great at Lyon, but I question his skills at rebuilding a squad; he’s never been especially savvy in the transfer window. Just look at how many Liverpool players remain from his time in charge. I could be wrong. Gerard Houllier brings a lot of experience to the job, but if I were Man City, I’d consider other people.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep 'em away

5/25/2007 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great photo, lol

5/25/2007 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a guy in a darkened room with a bag full of names drawing them out every hour, we could pick a team from media speculation on the new manager.
THE "Cult Club" in the premier league attracts frenzied and over imaginative media speculation.

5/26/2007 1:04 AM  

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