Houllier is an completed and assured speaker. His wealth of expertise has been acquired via success in quite a few home and nationwide administrative roles. He is ready to transcend the boundary from sport to enterprise and go on a few of his inspirational insights into management for the advantage of others.
Houllier had six seasons with Premiership soccer facet Liverpool earlier than leaving in 2004. Throughout that point he guided them to 5 trophies, together with the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup and League Cup in a memorable 2000-01 season. This was the primary time that any membership had gained three knock out competitions in the identical 12 months.
After an early profession in instructing, the place he grew to become deputy headmaster at Ecole Normale d'Arras, Houllier moved to soccer and began as participant / supervisor with Le Tourquet Athletic in 1973 in his native France. He rapidly progressed to turning into a youth coach at Arras after which head coach at Noeux-les-Mines. It was right here that he first tasted managerial success with two consecutive initiatives that took his crew into the French second division.
He hardly ever moved to Lens in 1982 the place he guided them to promotion and qualification for the UEFA Cup and in 1985 he moved once more to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and gained the French nationwide title in 1986.
Houllier additionally skilled the highs and lows of nationwide crew soccer. He was supervisor of the nationwide facet that did not qualify for the World Cup in 1994 and resigned instantly. Nevertheless he remained as technical director of the crew and contributed to his sides' victory within the 1998 World Cup.
An advocate of youth growth, Houllier left Liverpool in 2004 and took up a two 12 months position as supervisor of Olympique Lyonnais in Might 2005 till 2007 successful the French League title twice.
Houllier's expertise of England predates his spell at Liverpool FC. While finding out for a level in English, he spent the 1969 – 70 12 months as an assistant at Alsop Complete Faculty in Liverpool. It was right here that he first witnessed the membership that he would later handle as he attended the 10-Zero victory over Irish facet Dundalk FC.
Houllier continues to be lively in soccer on the highest ranges. He is because of be a keynote speaker on the FFA Nationwide Teaching Convention in Brisbane Australia in March 2010 and is a key member of FIFA's Technical Research Group into tendencies in soccer ..
In recognition of his companies to soccer, Houllier was awarded the Legion d'Honneur in France and an honorary OBE within the UK.