Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has passed away at the age of 73.
French media house L’Equipe confirmed that Houllier, who spent six years at Anfield, passed away just days after having heart surgery.
Houllier arrived at Liverpool in 1998, where at first he was co-coach with Roy Evans. However Evans resigned a few months later and Houllier took over alone.
During that period Liverpool won five trophies – The UEFA Cup, The UEFA Super Cup, The FA Cup, The League Cup and Charity Shield.
Before joining Liverpool, Houllier had coached Lens and PSG, while also having a brief spell with the French national team.
After Liverpool he had spells at Lyon, before returning to England for a year at Aston Villa.