Ex-Liverpool, PSG boss dies, aged 73

English Premier League

Former Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and France manager Gerard Houllier has passed away at the age of 73.

French publication RMC Sport has reported that Houllier passed away in the hours between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

The legendary manager was held in high esteem across the footballing fraternity after his successes as a coach with a host of high-profile clubs across Europe.

After leading the likes of Le Toquet, Nœux-Les-Mines and Lens across the 1970s and 80s, Houllier took charge of PSG and helped lead them to the 1985/86 Division 1 title, before briefly taking charge of the France national team.

He was then appointed as Liverpool's manager in 1998, and guided the Reds to no fewer than six major honours, including a famous treble during the 2000/01 season.

Houllier then took charge of Olympique Lyon, with whom he won a further two league titles, before returning to England for a brief stint at the helm of Aston Villa, which proved to be his last in management. 

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