Former Liverpool and France manager Gérard Houllier has died at the age of 73.
RMC sport and sports daily L’Equipe confirmed that the Frenchman died after having a heart operation in Paris.
In 1998, Houllier joined Liverpool F.C. as a joint manager alongside Roy Evans, before taking sole charge of the club in November of that year.
Three years later in 2001, Houllier led the team to the treble by winning the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, as well as finishing third in the Premier League.
During his managerial career, Houllier also managed Aston Villa, Olympique Lyonnais, Paris St Germain and the French international team.
“We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier,” Liverpool said in a statement on Twitter.
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends. Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020.”