Who is Gérard Houllier? Gérard Houllier Bio/Wiki
The French football manager and the player were Gérard Paul Francis Houllier. Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, and Liverpool were among the clubs he controlled, where he won the 2001 FA Cup, League Cup, FA Charity Shield, UEFA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup. He was born on 3 September 1947 in Thérouanne, France.
Houllier died in Paris after a heart operation on 14 December 2020, aged 73.
Everyone at #MUFC joins the football world in expressing our sadness at the loss of Gerard Houllier.
We send our condolences to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/lOUqkAJSDy
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 14, 2020
He was 73 years old.
Then before announcing his resignation on 25 May 2007, he led Olympique Lyonnais to two French titles. In September 2010, he became Aston Villa’s boss. Between 1992 and 1993, he also coached France’s national team.
He assisted Aimé Jacquet in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, worked on the Technical Committee of UEFA and FIFA in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals, and was Technical Director of the French Federation of Football in the 2010 Finals.
In June 2011, after repeated hospitalization over heart problems, he stepped down from club coaching, leaving his managerial job at Aston Villa.
He stepped down in May 2007 because of a fractious relationship with outspoken President Jean-Michel Aulas, who was disappointed by the club’s failure to turn domestic supremacy into European success.
An official statement on the website of Lyon confirmed that Houllier had demanded his release from the last season of his contract and that the President had approved the request. Houllier also said that after having spent two seasons with Lyon, he wanted a break.
Isabelle Houllier, the late Gerard Houllier‘s wife, received heartfelt condolences from the international football community following the death of her husband.
On 20 April, after falling ill during the night, Houllier was admitted to the hospital. His condition was reported to be stable, but the following day he was unable to attend the training session of Aston Villa and was unable to attend their match against Stoke City on 23 April or any subsequent 2010-11 season matches.
He died at 73 years of age, his former club said on Monday.
L’Equipe, the RMC sports, and sports newspaper said that Houllier, who also coached Paris St Germain, Olympique Lyonnais, and Aston Villa, died in Paris after heart surgery.
Liverpool said on Twitter, “We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier,”
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends. Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020.”
We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends.
Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020. pic.twitter.com/isHGXIfe5E
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 14, 2020
Mais non… Devastated to hear of the death of my great friend, #GérardHoullier. He was lovely to me when Vikki passed. Such times, such memories. This picture was taken, by V, at his favourite restaurant at Porte D’Auteuil. Thoughts with Isabelle and the family. RIP, copain. pic.twitter.com/BHBjALpqNs
— Ian Ridley (@IanRidley1) December 14, 2020
— Jake Parr (@jakeparr17) December 14, 2020
— Clazza (@clazzmatazz) December 14, 2020