Featured Matches
Previous
Internazionale
Manchester United
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Sheriff Tiraspol
2
1
LIVE 85'
Leg 1
Game Details
Debrecen
BATE Borisov
1
0
LIVE 62'
Leg 1
Game Details
Wealdstone
Wycombe Wanderers
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Frickley Athletic
Scunthorpe XI
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Exeter City
Swansea City
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Rotherham United
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Derby County
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Newport County
Coventry City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Notts County
Birmingham City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portsmouth
AFC Bournemouth
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Stevenage
Reading
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Altrincham
Accrington Stanley
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Bristol City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Concord Rangers
Dagenham & Redbridge
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dumbarton
Carlisle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Hyde
Burnley XI
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Shrewsbury Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Luton Town
Colchester United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Margate
Barnet
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Oxford United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Preston North End
Burnley
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Southend United
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Valerenga
Stabaek
3
2
FT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Nacional
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 2
Game Details
Guadalajara
Coras Tepic
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Irapuato
Queretaro
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Chiapas
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
U. de G.
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Monterrey
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Zacatepec
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Altamira
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Náutico
Icasa
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Oeste
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Manchester United
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Alianza Lima
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Sep 22, 2010

Houllier: I haven't signed Villa contract yet

New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has revealed that he is still to sign his three-year contract with the Midlands club, ahead of his first official match in charge against Blackburn on Wednesday night.

• Friedel dismisses Houllier reservations
• Agbonlahor lukewarm on Houllier
• Forum: Who will win the Carling Cup?

Houllier, 63, was unveiled as Martin O'Neill's replacement two weeks ago but has yet to take his place in the dugout, with Kevin MacDonald continuing caretaker duties for the last two Premier League games against Stoke and Bolton.

The former Liverpool boss admitted at the time of his unveiling that he still had contractual duties to fulfil with the French Football Federation, where he has been working since leaving Lyon in 2007.

And as he prepares to lead his side for the first time in the Carling Cup third round clash with Blackburn, Houllier revealed that he has not yet put pen to paper on a contract with Villa. Houllier said: "No, not yet but it is okay. The word is more important than the rest. You mean physically? No, but don't be worried.

"This is not important - I think at Liverpool, I didn't sign until November or December.''

Meanwhile, Houllier has insisted he has complete faith in MacDonald, who was in temporary charge for the opening seven games of the season.

MacDonald declined the opportunity to be part of Houllier's first-team backroom staff and will revert to his role as reserve coach.

"I understand why he didn't want to be there. Let's be honest, he was a bit disappointed because he was interviewed like the other,'' said Houllier. "But I trusted him to be my number two and I trust him to be the reserve coach which, to me, is someone you work with all the time. He is part of my staff.''

Houllier wants Villa to emerge from their comfort zone and start winning trophies under his stewardship. The Carling Cup brought his first trophy as manager of Liverpool in 2001, when the Reds defeated Villa's local rivals Birmingham in Cardiff.

And Houllier believes that success gave the Reds the confidence to enjoy a successful spell under him: "Winning a trophy would be fantastic for the club and a huge reward for the fans. It will come. Maybe what the club needs is more ambition and to show its fighting teeth. Sometimes when you are a good club, everything is fine and the comfort is there.

"Maybe what we need is to get out of this comfort zone and get results a bit more. The passion is there but the ambition to win things would do well at this club. The image is a nice club. We want to be a winning club, and a nice winning club. Winning that first trophy with Liverpool was crucial. It took a lot of pressure off the team. It came as a relief. We had actually won something.

"Even Chelsea lifted their first league title after winning the League Cup. I remember speaking to Jose Mourinho and saying, 'Don't neglect this cup because, if you win it, on the back of that, confidence grows'. That is exactly what happened. After that we practically won everything at Liverpool and we want to win something at Villa.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.