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Houllier: Villa must shake off nice club tag

Gerard Houllier wants to throw off Aston Villa's "nice" tag.

Houllier plans to add "bite" to his new team as he aims to turn them into a "winning club".

"The image is that it's a nice club. We want to be a winning club," said Houllier. "A nice, winning club.

"It's a club which is liked in Europe. It has an identity. Aston Villa is known as [being like] Paris St-Germain.

"This club is known to be a good club. I have not met anyone saying it's a bad club. Maybe what the club needs is more ambition, more biting teeth. When you are a good club everything is fine, the comfort is there.

"What we need to do is get out of this comfort zone a bit more and get the results."

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