Aston Villa fans have made a complaint to the Premier League pleading for an immediate 'employment threatening' investigation into their clubs apparent rule breach after reportedly tapping up former Birmingham manager, Alex McLeish.
The Premier League have confirmed several hundred disgruntled fans have registered a level of disgust at the infringement that could only be matched by their distaste at chairman Randy Lerner's choice of coach.
Editor of Aston Villa fanzine 'Heroes & Villains', Stevie Munch, said the potential appointment of the man who had just relegated their local rivals had taken all the gloss off his misery tainted success of last season.
Munch told local radio 'Don't get me wrong, the 'Big Eck' last season, he was great. Terrific in fact, what he did for us in the 'second city', like.'
'He single handedly brought so much joy to us all what with fans of the blue half celebrating early after their trip to Wembley to pick up a trophy you'd think twice about stretching one out into, like.'
'It was as if McLeish thought their season was over in February.'
'As it turned out, he was kind of right.'
He continued, 'But shortly after the mighty Villa's season took off as Houllier secured our Premier League status by ducking off to hospital with McLeish then bringing more even more joy to the Claret and Blue half of the city by ending the campaign like he'd lose his knob in a rubber johnny.'
'But we still don't want him.'
Aston Villa legend Graham Taylor was forthcoming in his opposition to the Scot being considered for the role.
'I would sooner eat all my future dinners off the inside of Colonel Gaddafi's boxer shorts,' he said.