The ex Liverpool boss is set to shore up his reign at Aston Villa by bringing in another man with Premiership experience.
We can confirm that Gary McAllister has asked Middlesbrough for permission to quit and become a part of the new order at Villa Park.
Gary and Gerald are old friends of course. McAllister was 35 when Houllier signed him for Liverpool back in 2000, calling him his, ‘most inspirational signing’.
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