Former Aston Villa boss Dr Jozef Venglos has backed Gerard Houllier for the manager's job.
Venglos is the only other non-Brit to take charge at Villa Park.
He told the Birmingham Mail: "I know Gerard very well - he's a very good friend of mine.
"I am sure that Aston Villa and Gerard Houllier are right for each other.
"It is a very good, well-run football club and Gerard is an excellent, experienced coach so they will work well together.
"I am sure that he is a top personality in football and he has been doing the job of the technical director in French football.
"He has very good contacts, very good organisation and I know him well through my involvements with UEFA and FIFA.
"I have met him many times and I am respecting him very much. He has shown his qualities in different countries.
"I think he will do a good job and I wish Villa, the officials, the players and Gerard very much luck because I am always following the football club and their results."