Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has died, according to French media.
The 73-year-old, who also managed Aston Villa, Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) and Paris St Germain (PSG), passed away after having a heart operation in Paris, L’Equipe said.
Liverpool FC tweeted on Monday: “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.”
The club also posted a lengthy tribute on its website, calling Houllier a “revolutionary and vital figure in Liverpool’s modern history”.
Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher said on Twitter he had contact with Houllier last month, whom he “loved to bits”, and was “devastated” at the passing of a man who changed his game and the club.
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