Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is hoping the club's "complicated" start to the season will soon be a thing of the past with the arrival of new manager Gerard Houllier.
Villa have been in limbo since the departure of former boss Martin O'Neill a few days before the start of the season, with reserve coach Kevin MacDonald taking over the reins in a caretaker role.
Although Houllier was officially appointed a week ago, he has not helped matters given his commitments to former employers, the French Football Federation, as he will only have a watching brief for Saturday's home game with Bolton.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Petrov said: "It is complicated - complicated for the new manager, complicated for Kev as well.
"But there is a solution and we will see the new manager soon. He has been at the top level for a long time.
"He managed Liverpool, had success and has been manager of Lyon. He has knowledge of football. He knows what he needs to do. We wait to see how we can improve."