MX23RW : Friday, October 19 20:27:12

Houllier leaves Villa 'by mutual consent'

Gerard Houllier steps down as Villa boss after tests reveal it is "too risky" for him to return to work.

Gerard Houllier is to step down as manager of Aston Villa this week by "mutual consent", it has been claimed.

The Birmingham Mail says that Houllier, 63, and the club have "reluctantly" reached the decision after medical results indicated that it would be "too risky" for him to return to his post next season.

The former Liverpool boss missed the final few games of the season after being admitted to hospital with chest pains.

Houllier is now in discussions over a severance package on the remaining two years of his three-year, £8 million deal.

An official announcement on Houllier's departure is expected tomorrow.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Houllier discharge in next 24 hours
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
4Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds135442020019
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account