Dunne happy with Houllier

06 October 2010 02:00
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne has given a big thumbs up to new manager Gerard Houllier's style of play. Predecessor Martin O'Neill favoured the direct approach but the Frenchman is encouraging his players to adopt a passing game. Dunne told the club's official website: "That's the new manager's way and that's what we have to settle into. As a defender, it's probably more enjoyable because we're not kicking the ball long to see it coming straight back at us. "It gives us time to readjust after maybe a little bit of pressure - we can slow it down. "I think, as a team, as we progress and we see how well we do, when we're keeping the ball for longer periods it will really make the team grow. "We could become a team that goes on and dominates matches rather than being the team that always has to go and break."

Source: PA