By Abba Gwale
Former Liverpool, Aston Villa, and France manager Gerard Houllier has died at the of age 73.
Houllier spent six years at Anfield between 1998-2004, winning four major trophies including the League Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup in 2001.
After two years with Lyon, Houllier returned to the Premier League in 2010, replacing Martin O’Neill as manager of Aston Villa. He stepped down from his role at Villa Park in June the following year, shortly after falling ill with heart problems.
The Frenchman spent 38 years as a manager, also taking charge of the France national team. He also managed Olympic Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain, where he won Ligue 1 in 1986 – the first of PSG’s nine titles.