Robert Pires backs Gerard Houllier's work

French midfielder Robert Pires stated that Gerard Houllier is a World-class coach, and that he is the "perfect coach for Aston Villa".

"I understand the frustration of our supporters because of the bad position in the tournament, but I must say that Houllier makes an excellent job at the club, and the players are with him 100%" said Pires.

"Fans are not used to seeing our team close to the danger zone, but we need their support now. We must work together to be stronger" the French player concluded.