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Mr. Gérard Houllier OBE

Former Manager of Liverpool FC & Former Manager & Technical Director of France

Gérard Houllier OBE was National Technical Director of the French World Cup Winning Team of 1998. He was the Manager of Liverpool Football Club from 1998-2004 and in 2005 he became the Manager of French Champions Lyon. He worked as number two to the National French Team Head Coach, Michel Platini, for the European Championship of 1988 and 1992, later progressing to Head Coach of France. He was manager of Aston Villa FC from September 2010 to June 2011. In 2012, Gérard became the Sporting Director at Salzburg FC in Austria.

"Part of a manager's role is to make players improve" Gérard Houllier

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In detail

In 2001 under his leadership, Liverpool became the first club to win three knock-out competitions in one season. He is one of the most respected management figures in world football and one of the most knowledgeable people in the game. He was awarded an OBE in 2003. He was also the Manager of Lens from 1982-1985, earning UEFA Cup qualification. Gérard was Manager of Paris St. Germain from 1985-1986, winning the French Championship in 1986.

What he offers you

Gérard will show how teamwork and man-management are the keys to successful organisation.

How he presents

An excellent speaker, Gérard has contributed to conferences and events all around Europe talking with authority about his experience in the high pressure of coaching high level football teams.


Gérard presents in French and English.

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  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Winning
  • How to Win a World Cup


  • Gerard gave a very good presentation. He was inspiring and the audience loved his sense of humour - Global Data Warehouser


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