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Villa to announce Houllier appointment Wednesday evening

Aston Villa will reportedly confirm the appointment of Gerard Houllier as their new manager this evening. Houllier has today been meeting with French Football Federation president Fernand Duchaussoy to resign as his country's technical director.

The former Liverpool boss will return to England tomorrow when he will meet the Villa players for the first time and hold a press conference.

But Villa are hoping to release a statement in the next few hours rubber-stamping Houllier's appointment.

Houllier's first match in charge will be Monday's Barclays Premier League clash at Stoke.

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