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Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier wants trainer that had bust-up with Patrice Evra

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15 Sep 2010 08:52:44

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier wants trainer that had bust-up with Patrice Evra

New Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is ready to snap up the fitness trainer who had a training ground bust-up with Patrice Evra at the World Cup. Robert Duverne, who previously worked with Houllier at Lyon, was the France coach who had a furious row with Les Bleus captain Evra when the revolting national team refused to train in South Africa. New man at the helm: Gerard Houllier Duverne had to be held apart from the Manchester United left back by France boss Raymond Domenech after a row over sending Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka home from the competition for insubordination. The 43-year-old chose a change of direction after the World Cup to become assistant manager at newly promoted Ligue 1 side Arles-Avignon. Furious bust-up: Patrice Evra walks away during an argument with Robert Duverne But after a 4-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday made it five defeats out of five, he resigned on Monday. Respected French newspaper L'Equipe reports that no-nonsense Duverne is now likely to join up with Houllier at Villa Park, though it is unclear whether it will be as a fitness coach or combining other duties. Aston Villa players beware.  Spurs target Ashley Young in talks over new deal at Aston VillaAston Villa caretaker MacDonald considering future after Houllier arrivalASTON VILLA FC


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