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Gérard Houllier, former Liverpool and France manager, dies aged 73

Gerard Houllier, a Frenchman who won three titles in a single season as manager of English club Liverpool following a disillusioning spell as the coach of France’s public group, has kicked the bucket. He was 73.

Liverpool has honoured their previous manager Gérard Houllier after his demise was affirmed at 73 years old.

RMC sport and the games day by day L’Equipe affirmed that he had kicked the bucket subsequent to having a heart activity in Paris, with Liverpool giving an articulation in acknowledgement of the manager who drove them to the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup high pitch in 2000-01.

Houllier had an average spell as coach of France’s public group in the mid-1990s, his fleeting excursion finishing with a humiliating inability to fit the bill for the 1994 World Cup.

His residency at Liverpool was unmistakably more fruitful, driving the Reds to the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup high pitch in 2001. He is one of just three managers — alongside Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola — to have won three prizes with an English club in a similar season.

Houllier joined Liverpool in 1998, at first as co-manager with Roy Evans prior to taking sole control inside a couple of months after Evans ventured down. He modified the group, bringing a more focused and strategically wise methodology utilizing more unfamiliar based players.

Houllier had recuperated from heart medical procedure in 2001 after specialists worked on him for a few hours to fix the harm to a significant corridor close to his heart. He quit coaching in 2011 after the last employment with Aston Villa.


As France coach, Houllier persevered through a tremendous setback after his players were seconds from meeting all requirements for the 1994 World Cup in the United States just to blow their odds in an emotional finale.

Houllier ventured down after the horrendous exit yet kept on working with replacement Aime Jacquet, assisting France with winning the 1998 World Cup prior to joining Liverpool the exact year. Following six years with the Reds, Houllier got back to France in 2005 as coach of Lyon, winning two French league titles.

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