Ex-Liverpool boss Houllier impressed by St George's Park

Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is impressed by English football's St George's Park.

Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is impressed by English football's St George's Park.

Houllier, 65, took charge of Paris Saint-Germain in 1985, the same year the French academy at Clairefontaine was originally signed off and he played a key role in its development.

"To me it is a massive achievement and improvement for English football," he told Press Association Sport.

"We entered Clairefontaine in 1988 and the team became World champions in 1998, it is not only a coincidence.

"I think once you have a tool of that dimension it brings unity to the national teams, even referees can train there, national teams from youngsters to the first-team."

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