Esteemed football manager, Gérard Houllier, has ensured the success of several high profile sporting teams. From Paris Saint-Germain to Liverpool, Gérard is one of the most respected figures in football, credited for several FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Cup wins for his teams. Working with France's national football team, Gérard developed the essential strategies for nurturing high-performance teams, which he instils in corporate audiences. Insightful and engaging, audiences are captivated by Gérard's thrilling career at the forefront of international sport.
Starting his managerial career in France, Gérard was the Head Coach for Lens in 1982 and Paris Saint-Germain in 1985. With Gérard's expert eye for personal development, he captained the French team to unprecedented success, working closely with the players to improve their positions within the team. Following a period as the Technical Director of France's national football team, they won the 1998 French World Cup, a victory credited to Gérard's influence. In the same year, Gérard moved to Liverpool, with whom he developed a five-year program to turn the team around. Through discipline and determination, Liverpool won the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, Premier League and the League Cup.
In 2001, Gérard's team won the Charity Shield and UEFA Super Cup, a testament to his unrivalled winning mindset. Working closely with youth teams, Gérard has a natural efficacy with young audiences. He nurtured some of Liverpool's highest goalscorers, including Djibril Cissé, before moving to Lyon in 2005, followed by Aston Villa in 2010. As their manager, Gérard's first match was a 3 - 1 win over Blackburn Rovers. In celebration of his staggering influence, he was appointed OBE and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Recent work includes Head of Global Football with Red Bull, as well as managerial roles with Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Brasil and Red Bull Ghana, reflecting Gérard's global respect.
Having coached the 2001 Team of the Year and earned the 2001 European Coach of the Year Award and 2001 World Manager of the Year, an event featuring Gérard benefits from his award-winning insight. As an expert in high-performance teams, he is commonly turned to by corporations to inspire greatness within their workplace, through stronger interpersonal relationships. When booked for events, either as an after dinner speaker or sports speaker, Gérard can provide a thrilling retelling of his career, infused with actionable strategies for peak performance and the winning mindset.
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