On Monday, Former Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier died at 73 on Monday.
Gérard Houllier was a great manager for Liverpool. He had managed Liverpool from 1998 to 2004. He had also helped them to win the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup treble in 2000-01.
Alongside Liverpool, he had also managed the French club Paris Saint German (PSG) and the French National Football Team. He served his managerial job for Aston Villa but left in 2011 following heart problems.
Liverpool said they are “deeply saddened” by Houllier’s death. “We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier,” Liverpool said.
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends.”
Aston Villa said, “All at Aston Villa are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerard Houllier, our manager during the 2010-11 season.
“Our thoughts are with Gerard’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.”
He had an open heart surgery after suffering from chest pains during a home match against Leeds United, but he returned to the dugout at Anfield (Liverpool’s stadium). In May 2004, he left the dugout after completing three years there.
After serving Liverpool, he led LOSC Lyon to two French titles. In 2007, he joined the French Football Federation to manage French national team.
Many players and clubs gave him tribute including Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young, Lucy Bronze and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Everton.