This Time Football Fans Lost To Gerard Hulier (Updated)
The football world is going to hear one mourning news after another. Former Liverpool and France coach Gerard Julier has left. France’s RMC Sport and Sports Daily Le Kip confirmed today the news of the death of the coach who won the Cup ‘Treble’ against Liverpool in 2001. He was 73 years old. Hulier died after surgery at a hospital in Paris after suffering a heart attack.
Julier coached the French national team in 1992 and 1993. However, Hulier, who was born in Thiruvananthapuram, France in 1947, is best known for helping English club Liverpool win the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup ‘Treble’ in the 2000-01 season.
Hulier, who took charge of Liverpool in 1998, has been suffering from health problems for a long time. He underwent heart surgery after falling ill during the 2001 Liverpool-Leeds match.
Liverpool has mourned the death of Treble’s former coach, tweeting, “We are saddened by the death of Treble’s winning manager Gerard Hulier. Condolences to Gerard’s family and friends. Sleep in peace. Gerard Hulier 1947-2020.
After leaving Liverpool in 2004, Julier took over as coach of Lyon in France and Aston Villa in English. After leaving Aston Villa in 2011, Hulier did not coach at any other club. Although he has made a name for himself as a coach, he has little to say as a player.
Julier’s first big club as a coach is PSG. He was the coach of the Parisian club from 1985 to 1988. Hullier, who became the assistant coach of the French national team in 1988, became the head coach of the national team in 1992. He resigned as national team coach after France failed to reach the final of the 1994 United States World Cup.
Julier joined Liverpool in 1998 and changed sides in the opening round. Julier himself calls the five years of Merseyside a time of Liverpool’s reconstruction. In 1999, he left Paul Ince, David James, and Steve McMahon and brought in a bunch of new players. Liverpool’s coaching center Melwood was also renovated during his time.
Hulier received the award for these works in the 2000-01 season. Liverpool finished third in the Premier League that season without a treble win in the Cup. Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup, beating Manchester United at the Charity Shield and Bayern Munich at the start of next season. In October of that year, Hulier could not stay in coaching for five months due to heart disease.
“I was devastated by the news of Gerard Hulier,” said Jamie Carragher, one of the members of Hulier’s “treble-winning” team. I got in touch with him last month. I was trying to bring him to Liverpool. I liked the man very much. He has completely changed me as a person and as a player. And Liverpool started winning the title again in his time. Stay in peace, Guru.
Michael Wayne, another member of Liverpool’s ‘Treble-winning’ team, also expressed grief on Twitter, saying, He was an extraordinary manager, looking for the good and bad of the people around him.