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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti pays tribute to former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa's French manager Gerard Houllier (R) and Chelsea's Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti gesture during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, on October 16, 2010. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti paid tribute to Gerard Houllier after the former Liverpool boss sadly passed away on Monday. The 73-year-old managed the club between 1998 and 2004, famously inspiring the unprecedented treble of 2001 as the League, FA and UEFA Cups were all secured in one incredible season.

Houllier also managed Lens, Paris St-Germain, the French national team and Lyon. Ancelotti faced him while at Chelsea in 2011 when the Frenchman enjoyed his last management job in England as a boss of Aston Villa.

The Everton manager posted on social media: “Saddened by the loss of a great man and colleague. RIP Gérard.”

While the club had earlier posted: “Our thoughts are with the family of former France, Liverpool, PSG and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier, as well as those close to him on Merseyside. RIP Gerard.”

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