Former Liverpool player, captain, coach, assistant manager and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83.
Ronnie Moran made 379 appearances for the reds between 1952 and 1966, with his playing career continuing either side of the arrival of Bill Shankly at Liverpool.
He played at left back for the reds and was for a time the club's major penalty taker. He was appointed as Captain towards the end of the 1950's.
After hanging up his boots officially in the 1969 season he transitioned into part of Shankly's training staff, going on to occupy the boot-room over the years alongside Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.
His early years were spent managing the reserve team, and winning the Central League with them before he became embedded alongside the first team manager.
He took over as caretaker manager following the shock resignation of Dalglish in 1991 and also when Graeme Souness was required to undergo heart surgery.
As a result Ronnie Moran led the Liverpool team out at Wembley for the 1992 FA Cup Final which they went on to win with a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
He remained in the LFC dug out during Roy Evans tenure at Anfield and eventually retired in 1998 at the age of 64 and after a lifetime of service for Liverpool.
Liverpool FC this morning released this official statement:
Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Ronnie Moran.
Moran, one of the most influential figures in the club’s history, has died at the age of 83.
Ronnie is fondly remembered for his 49 years of service to Liverpool, during which time he represented the club with distinction as a player, coach, physio, reserve-team coach, assistant manager and caretaker manager.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ronnie’s wife Joyce, his children, family and many friends.
We send our condolences to his family. Rest in peace Ronnie.