Houllier to leave hospital soon after chest pains

Aston Villa says manager Gerard Houllier will be leave the
hospital within the next ”three to four days” after being
admitted last week with chest pains.

Club doctor Mark Waller tells the Villa website that tests show
Houllier’s heart is ”working perfectly.” Waller says the medical
team is ”extremely encouraged by Gerard’s improvement over the
past six days.”

Houllier, who had open heart surgery in 2001 while manager of
Liverpool, was taken to a Birmingham hospital last Wednesday.

The 63-year-old Frenchman says he has received messages of
support and says ”the reaction of people throughout the world of
football” has been ”overwhelming.”

Assistant coach Gary McAllister is in temporary charge of the
Premier League team.