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Carragher: Houllier my managerial role model

September 8, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is still unsure whether to become a manager when his playing career finishes, but revealed that if he does step into the dugout, his style would be most similar to his former boss at Anfield, Gerard Houllier.

Jamie Carragher and Gerard Houllier liverpool embrace
GettyImagesJamie Carragher played under Gerard Houllier for six years at Liverpool from 1998-2004

Carragher played under Houllier for six years as Liverpool enjoyed one of their most successful spells in recent history, with the highlight coming in 2001 as the club lifted three trophies - the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.

And with Houllier set to take the reins at Premier League rivals Aston Villa, Carragher - who has also played under Roy Evans, Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson at Anfield - admits that the former Lyon boss represents a managerial role model of sorts.

"If I did become a manager, of all the ones I've had, I'd probably be most similar in style to Gerard Houllier," Carragher said. "He used lose his temper a little bit - I think I'd lose mine as well

"Everybody thinks that I'm 100% going to be a manager, but I'm not certain. You only have to look at Roy Hodgson to see that some of them have to go all over the world here, there and everywhere.

"I have a young family and I'm not sure whether they'd appreciate that. I'm not sure either whether I'd enjoy it because I like being at home in Liverpool close to everyone I know."