Former Liverpool captain and coach Ronnie Moran dies at 83


9:30 a.m. ET March 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Ronnie Moran, a former Liverpool captain whose later coaching prowess helped the club dominate European and English soccer in the 1970s and 80s, has died. He was 83.

The death of Moran, who spent almost 50 years as a player or coach at Liverpool, was announced by his family on Twitter and confirmed by the club on Wednesday. He was diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago.

“I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness,” Moran’s son Paul wrote on Twitter.

As a player or coach, Moran won 13 league titles, four European Cups, two UEFA Cups, five FA Cups and five League Cups.

“The success we…

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