Gerard Houllier has been backed to be a success at Aston Villa - by the club's only other foreign manager.
Jozef Venglos had an ill-fated spell in charge of Villa two decades ago as Graham Taylor's successor in which they only just survived relegation from the old First Division.
But the Czech coach knows Houllier well through their involvement in football and is confident the former Liverpool boss - expected to be unveiled in the next few days - will fit the bill at Villa.
Venglos said: "I am sure that Aston Villa and Gerard Houllier are right for each other. It is a very good, well-run football club and Gerard is an excellent, experienced coach so they will work well together.
"He has very good contacts and I know him well through my involvement with UEFA and FIFA.
"I have met him many times and I respect him very much. He has shown his qualities in different countries. I think he will do a good job."