On Boothroyd I was serious. I think he is a good manager who did well with a poor Watford squad. I hope he is a high profile manager of the future.
Houillier has been linked with the job now. I used to live with a Liverpool fan while he was their manager and he took a panning cos he was so #$%$. Yes they won a few cups, they always do, but they achieved FA in the league in terms of seriously closing the gap to the top teams. Plus his transfer policy was crazy. No more #$%$ Spanyards for you, now you have loads of 2nd div french bargins heading your way! But hey with a black and white strippy shirt they will fit right in!