Former France coach Gerard Houllier dies at 73 – football

Former France supervisor Gerard Houllier, who additionally coached Olympique Lyonnais, Paris St Germain and Liverpool, has died, native media reported on Monday. RMC sport and sports activities every day L’Equipe mentioned he had died aged 73 after having a coronary heart operation in Paris.

Houllier had an extended historical past of coronary heart issues, courting again to when he was rushed to hospital at halftime of a Premier League recreation between Liverpool and Leeds United in 2001.

After an insignificant taking part in profession in France’s decrease leagues, Houllier started teaching in 1973, incomes his first massive job with Lens earlier than taking up at Paris St Germain.


He turned France’s assistant coach in 1988 after which supervisor in 1992 however had a brief, unsuccessful spell in cost and resigned after failing to take the staff to the 1994 World Cup within the United States.

France have certified for each World Cup since then, lifting the trophy in 1998 and 2018.

Houllier targeted on youth teaching instantly after the World Cup debacle however rebuilt his popularity at Liverpool, the place he gained the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001.

He additionally had success again in France with Lyon, main them to again-to-again Ligue 1 titles.

He returned to administration after taking a break in 2010 with Aston Villa however left the position the next 12 months following additional coronary heart troubles.

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