'I'm finished with management' – former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier

The former Reds and Aston Villa boss has announced the end of his managerial career after health issues affected his ability to work on a day-to-day basis

Gerard Houllier has confessed that he is unlikely to make a return to management, despite being on the brink of regaining full health after falling ill.

The Frenchman, who was forced to step down from his duties as Aston Villa manager in June, two months after being admitted to hospital, has since been dedicating his time towards making a swift recovery.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the Uefa Cup winning coach said: “I think I’m finished with it. I’ve got to admit the fact that probably I won’t go back into management.”

However, despite ruling out a return to club duty, Houllier hopes to still play a role in football, adding: “I’ll keep involved through TV, working for Canal Plus, which is the equivalent of Sky in France.”

Houllier's long stint as a manager spanned over thirty years and included successes in France and England, with his most famous achievement coming at Anfield where he led the Reds to the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup in the 2000-01 season.