Ex-star coach Gerard Houllier died at the age of 73


The French football star coach Gerard Houllier has died after a heart operation in Paris. This was reported by numerous French media on Monday. Houllier coached the French national team (1992-1993), Liverpool (1998-2004), Olympique Lyon (2005-2007) and Aston Villa (2010-2011), among others.

A few years ago Houllier also worked as “Global Sports Director” for the Red Bull soccer clubs, but he had not held this position for a long time. Houllier celebrated his greatest successes at Liverpool. With the “Reds” the Frenchman won the 2001 UEFA Cup, FA Cup, League Cup and European Supercup.

Salzburg’s sports director Christoph Freund said of the Frenchman’s death: “With Gerard Houllier, a very special person and a great football specialist has passed away. I got to know and appreciate him when I first started out as sports director, where he was an advisor for FC Red Bull Salzburg. His humanity, warmth and passion for football were outstanding and we will miss him very much. ”


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