Ex-Chelsea footballer to inspire young Asians

Graeme Pierre le Saux will discuss how he combines a TV career, his business and social projects with young Asian Mancunians.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 20:40 IST
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He is often seen on the television analysing and commenting on the match of the day. Graeme Pierre le Saux, who in 1997 became the most expensive defender in English football when he returned to Chelsea in a £5 million deal will be discussing how he combines a successful television career with his business and social projects with young Asian Mancunians.

Though Asians are conspicuous by their absence on football pitch and in boardrooms, they definitely can learn a trick or two from Graeme on how to enter the exciting world and how to make a success of your life.

Born in Jersey, Graeme has played for Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, and Southampton and has represented England 34 times and was the first Channel Islander ever to do so. A member of the successful Chelsea team that won both the Cup Winners' Cup and the League Cup in 1998, Le Saux was also part of the England team that went to the 1998 World Cup and one of the few to play in all four of England's matches.

Currently writing his autobiography and signing a long-term contract with the BBC, a column in the Independent newspaper and his own soccer skills programme on Channel Five, his new career promises to be every bit as successful as his playing days were.

Graeme will showcase how he combines a successful television career with his business and social projects at the event being organised by TiE UK, that fosters and mentors young professionals.

And what makes Le Seux ideal to speak to TiE members?

The talk will take place on March 27 (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) at St James Private Members Club, 45 Spring Gardens Manchester- M2 2BG.

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 20:40 IST