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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The deer in the headlights look would have served us well at Newcastle.
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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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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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I hope that if Graham updates his Teddy Bear series, this is his picture of choice.
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Houllier got the job of telling Theirry he was being sent to the New York Red Bulls.
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'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, well, they're no friends of mine.