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This is a joint story with Liverpool4ever​





Villa manager Gerard Houllier has parted company with the club.




The Villa directors ended Houllier's six-month reign even though results were starting to pick up



"I'd rather have stayed as manager but I leave on good terms with everybody. I may have left Villa, but Villa will not leave me," said Houllier.



Villa owner Randy Lerner said: "The board decided change was necessary if we were to realistically challenge for the title next season."



Alan Curbishley and Rafael Benitez are favourites to take over from Houllier.



But BBC Sport understands Chris Hughton is not among the frontrunners to succeed the Frenchman.








Alan Curbishley 3/1


Rafael Benitez 5/1


Phil Brown 7/1


Martin Jol 10/1


Fabio Cappello 25/1


Sven Goran Errickson 30/1




is he coming back?​
 
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Houllier axed by Randy Lerner





Gerard Houllier today has been sacked by Aston Villa Chairman Randy Lerner after a dissapointing run of games.

"I am very sad to leave Villa. It feels like I haven't just left Villa, a part of myself was left at Villa. Even though I was there for a relatively short time, It also took a relatively short time for me to get attatched with the players. I wish Aston Villa good luck on there future endavours." Houllier told the reporters from Sky Sports earlier.


Next Aston Villa Manager

3/1 Frank Rjkkard
5/1 Martin Jol
7/1 Chris Hughton
10/1 Rafael Benitez
25/1 Ian Holloway
 
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Martin Jol Hired










Martin Jol has quit as manager of Dutch side Ajax after a poor run of form by the four-time European champions and joined Aston Villa


The former Tottenham boss left the Amsterdam club after a 1-1 draw with NEC Nijmegen on Saturday which put them fourth in the Dutch Eredivisie.


Jol was one of the names linked with the manager's job at Newcastle after the dismissal of Chris Hughton Last week


Jol, 54, was coach of Tottenham from 2004 until 2007 before he was replaced by Spaniard Juande Ramos.


After spending the 2008-09 season with Hamburg, Jol joined Ajax and guided them to second in the league last season, won the Dutch Cup and qualified for the Champions League.


Martin Jol will be hoping to lighten up the mood at Villa Park after the recent departure of Gerard Houillier.


Who Will He Be Targeting?




David Hoillet





Demba Ba




Giovanni Dos Santos


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What do you think so far guys?
 
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It's good, unfortunately i won't be joining as i already have a partner to do one with
 
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Benitez joins Villa



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Former Inter Milan and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been hired at Villa Park as there new manager following the sacking of another former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier.

Rafael Benitez has even been dubbed a "master tactician" in his days at Liverpool, which included him winning the UEFA Champions League in the 2004-2005 season, presenting one of the best and biggest comebacks in football, coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 and go on to win the match on penalties.

Benitez is looking foward to life at Aston Villa, as he is said to be confident about his chances of improving Villa's fortunes.

Benitez has already stated that he will be relying on his key players, such as Stewart Downing, Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Richard Dunne to bring glory to Aston Villa.

Benitez has already been linked with Liverpool winger Milan Jovanovic, who is said to be unsettled at Anfield.
 
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Pre Season



 
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Tour Of Belgium




Vs Oostende 5-2
Carew 2, Dessena, Dunne, Clark



 
Vs Tournai 5-1
Abonglaor 3, Bannan, Burke





Vs Roeselare 3-1
Cuellar, Dunne, Heskey





Vs OH Leuven 2-1
Sidwell, OG



Vs Scunthorpe 0-0

Vs Linfield 4-0
Abonglahor 3, Cuellar



 
 


Transfers

In ->



Hoilett - Loan



 
Dessena - Loan


 
Park Ji Sung - 4mill



 
 
Leigh Griffiths - 300k



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August Update

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Away To Man UTD
Lost 1-0

 



Home To Travia
Won 3-0
Hoillett (3)

 




Away To WBA
Drew 0-0

 


Away To Travia
Won 3-0
Petrov, Young, Park







Home To Arsenal
Drew 1-1
Heskey











Player of The Month



young David Hoilett​




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September Update




 
Home To Newcastle UTD
Won 1-0
Abonglahor








 
 
Home To Aris
Won 2-1
Abonglahor, Dunne







 
Away To Birmingham
Won 2-0
Park (2)








Home To Newcastle (Cup)
Won 1-0
Dunne

 





Home To Stoke
Lost 1-0







Away At Unirea
Won 4-1
Delfounso 2, Abonglahor 2









Player Of The Month




Gabby Abonglahor​
 
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Looking good mate just add a bit moire detail and you'll get more people following
 
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Yeah i will try to from now on mate, just waiting for LIVERPOOL4EVER to catch up Lol
 
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Sorry guys about the lack of updates, planning on doing a massive update sometime tommorow. Sorry everyone about the wait, but when the update comes tommorow im sure you will all be happy you waited for it.
 
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October





West Ham 0-3 Villa


Goals from Gabriel Abonglahor, James Collins and Junior Hoillett secured a very good away win for Kelan Florentine and his Lads. Villa Dominated the game with over 50% of the Possesion.

A Good Away Day For The Villans






Villa 0-0 Fulham

A very boring draw between two midtable teams. Not many chances were created on the day, only a golden chance for John Carew which he somehow managed to put wide.

Disapointing Draw For The Villa.






Liverpool 1-1 Villa

A front post flick from Steven Ireland gave Villa a point at Anfield. Villa dominated periods of the game but Liverpool snached a second half equaliser from Humberto Suazo.

Good Draw For The Villa







Villa 1-0 Juventus

A Wonderful goal from Gabriel Abonglahor gave Villa a historical win over Juventus today. Juventus never really got going and failed to get their main players into the game, due to terrific defending from the likes of James Collins and Richard Dunne

A Historic Win For Villa







Villa 2-0 Bolton

Goals from Gabriel Abonglahor and James Collins gave Villa a solid win against a tough opposition in Bolton. Villa had plenty of shots but failed to score or test Boltons Keeper!

A Easy Win For Villa







Blackpool 2-3 Villa (Cup)

Goals from Dunne, Downing and Dessena gave Aston Villa a good win at Premier League strugglers Blackpool. Blackpool had recovered from 2-0 down but a late Winner and First Goal for Dessena gave Villa a spot in the Quater Finals.

Quater Final Draw - Villa vs City








Wolves 0-1 Villa

A Screamer from Stylian Petrov gave Aston Villa a Vital win at City Neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers. Villa left it late with Petrov's goal coming in the 84th Minute. Wolves had Dominated the game but failed to add the finishing touch

Villa Win Away




October in Pictures










 
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It didn't take long for Rafa to make his mark at Aston Villa, signing three players which came up to a total of £15,000,000.





Javi Garcia - £10,000,000 - Benfica
Javi Garcia: An all round midfielder, can attack, defend, and on a overall dominate the midfield. He is incredibly good at heading the ball and also marking and tackling players. His physical attributes contribute towards his dominant style of play. Garcia has yet to be capped for the senior Spain international squad although he did win 9 youth caps.







Josue - £5,000,000 - Wolfsburg
Josue brings experience and stability to the Villa team. He is what Benitez refers to as the "water carrier" somewhat like Mascherano and Lucas was at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez. Josue is said to be looking foward to life at Villa and is sure to become a big hit at Vila Park.





Roque Santa Cruz - Full Season Loan - Manchester City
Benitez has moved for former Blackburn hitman Roque Santa Cruz on loan. Santa Cruz is believed to be surplus to requirements at the City of Manchester stadium and is looking to be leaving the club on a permanent basis very soon.

August and September updates cooming tommorow!
 
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LIVERPOOL4EVER has quit fm base, but i may carry this on!
 
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