Former Liverpool boss Gérard Houllier passes away
Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has passed away at the age of 73.
The Frenchman also coached Lyon, Aston Villa and PSG in a distinguished career, along with taking charge of the French national team.
Houllier spent 6 years at Anfield, leading the Reds to a treble of the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001.
Reports in France say that he passed away just days after a heart operation.
We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends.
Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020. pic.twitter.com/isHGXIfe5E
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 14, 2020
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) December 14, 2020
Our thoughts are with the family of former France, Liverpool, PSG and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier, as well as those close to him on Merseyside. RIP Gerard. pic.twitter.com/BeH5ry4obO
— Everton (@Everton) December 14, 2020
Oh no! Gerard Houllier has passed away. One of football’s smartest, warmest and loveliest people. #RIPGerard
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2020
He gave so much to Liverpool Football club and left memories to cherish forever.
Rest in peace, Gérard Houllier. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5jpJRwAUdp
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) December 14, 2020
Absolutely devastated by the news about Gerard Houllier, I was in touch with him only last month to arrange him coming to Liverpool. Loved that man to bits, he changed me as a person & as a player & got @LFC back winning trophies. RIP Boss. 💔
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 14, 2020
Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier.
The thoughts of everyone at City are with Gerard's family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/R5k05cWD91
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 14, 2020