Ashley Young desperate for Gerard Houllier to get Aston Villa's season up and running

17 September 2010 08:38
Forward with resolution: Ashley Young is looking forward to Gerard Houllier's arrival

Ashley Young cannot wait for Gerard Houllier to arrive at Villa Park to get the season up and running.

Houllier has been appointed Aston Villa manager but is still severing all ties with the French Football Federation and will not be in charge of the team against Bolton tomorrow.

But Young is excited by the prospect of working with the ex-Liverpool boss and insisted: 'You look at his history and how well he has done as a manager and he can only bring success here.

'Moving the club forward is what we want and we can't wait to work with the boss.

'Last year, we suffered ­disappointment in both cups, but ­fingers-crossed it will be different this time. We want to win trophies at Villa.'

Houllier, who left Liverpool in 2004, won five trophies while at Anfield but his failure to challenge for the Premier League proved his undoing.

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However, Villa have been happy with successive sixth-placed finishes, a fact that led to the departure of previous boss Martin O'Neill who felt the club lacked ambition.

The Villans have won two and lost two of their opening four league matches thsi season.

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Source: Daily_Mail