Another big blow has been dealt the global football fraternity following the confirmation on Monday that Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has passed away at the age of 73.
The Frenchman managed the Reds for six years between 1998 and 2004, winning six trophies in total, including a treble in 2001.
RMC, in France, reported that Houllier passed away on Monday morning with the cause of death as of yet unknown.
Houllier initially took charge as joint-manager with Roy Evans in an experiment that lasted less than six months before he was given the job outright in November 1998.
This latest death is coming on the heels of the demise of Diego Maradona and then Paulo Rossi who were both football greats in their own rights.