The previous Liverpool and France supervisor, Gérard Houllier, has died aged 73.
RMC sport and sports activities each day L’Equipe confirmed that he had died after having a coronary heart operation in Paris, with Liverpool paying tribute to the supervisor who led them to the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup treble in 2000/01.
“We’re mourning the passing of our treble-winning supervisor, Gerard Houllier,” learn a press release on Twitter. “The ideas of everybody at Liverpool Soccer Membership are with Gerard’s household and lots of pals. Relaxation in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020.”
Houllier had had an extended historical past of medical issues and had coronary heart surgical procedure in 2001 after falling ailing whereas managing Liverpool towards Leeds United. After a spell again in his homeland with Lyon, Houllier went on to handle Aston Villa for one season earlier than working as a advisor for Crimson Bull’s soccer community.
The previous Liverpool striker and report purpose scorer Ian Rush was among the many first to pay tribute. “Devastated on the passing of Gérard Houllier,” he wrote on Twitter. “A real gentleman of the sport, at all times put others first @LFC #RIP.”
Michael Owen, who was a part of the Liverpool aspect that gained the treble in 2001 added: “Completely heartbroken to listen to that my previous boss, Gérard Houllier, has sadly handed away. An incredible supervisor and a genuinely caring man.”
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