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Gerard Houllier is a Delight to Photograph

I don't know if you've done any looking around, but nearly every picture I see of our new gaffer makes me laugh. With that said, I thought we could take a tour through some of his better pictures and enjoy a cathartic "it's not so bad if he can make us laugh and bring home trophies" chuckle. So join me, after the jump, won't you?

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(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The deer in the headlights look would have served us well at Newcastle.

 

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(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sour Patch Kids are his favorite candy. If this photo doesn't convince you, look at the French team he helped send to South Africa.

 

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(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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(Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

In addition to being a well-regarded manager, Houllier is an accomplished impressionist. Here you see two versions of his rendition of "Villa fans when I am announced as manager." Spot-on Gerard!

 

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(Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

I hope that if Graham updates his Teddy Bear series, this is his picture of choice.

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(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Houllier got the job of telling Theirry he was being sent to the New York Red Bulls.

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(Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images)

'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, well, they're no friends of mine.