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Judge me in February - Houllier
Published : 02 Jan 2011 09:30:04Rss feed
Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier insists he is at "the wrong club" if his job is already on the line.Houllier believes February would be a fairer time to judge him when the senior players returning to action after lengthy lay-offs are back to full fitness and sharpness.Villa have slipped too close to the bottom three for comfort after Tuesday's 4-0 mauling at Manchester City - and on Sunday have to visit champions Chelsea. A section of fans voiced their disapproval at Houllier and the players after the defeat at Eastlands. But Houllier has taken comfort from the support of club owner Randy Lerner.He said: "Am I fighting for my job? If I have to do that, then I am in the wrong club. I don't think so. I know that at some stage you go through difficult times."In difficult times you see the people around you - and they have been top class. Mr Lerner knows we are going through a difficult period. Even with Martin (O'Neill) there was a period when they weren't winning games."Houllier added: "What's a fair timescale for me to be judged fairly? Well I didn't expect to go that down (the table). But at the same time I think it's an exciting challenge, even more so. What I need is to get some players fighting together to get some results and see where we are in February."