Gérard Houllier, former Liverpool and France manager, dies aged 73

    Houllier attends the Sportel Awards Gala held at the Grimaldi Forum on October 27, 2020 in Monaco.

    (CNN)Former Liverpool and France manager Gérard Houllier has died aged 73, according to the English Premier League club.

    Houllier coached the French national team between 1992 and 1993, as well as leading club sides Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon to French league titles.
      In his six-year stint at the helm of Liverpool, Houllier won the FA Cup, UEFA Cup and the League Cup twice.
      He decided to step down as manager of English side Aston Villa in 2011 after he suffered a dissection of the descending aorta.
      While Liverpool manager, Houllier underwent 11 hours of open-heart surgery after a tear was discovered in his aortic valve, according to the Liverpool Echo.
      The French Football Federation said it sends its "most sincere condolences to the family and relatives" of Houllier.
      One of the players who Houllier said he was most "proud" of coaching while he was Liverpool, Jamie Carragher,