Ronnie Moran, who served Liverpool Football Club for 49 years, has passed away at the age of 83, his family confirmed on Wednesday morning.
Born in Liverpool in 1934, Moran joined the club as a youngster before signing his first professional contract in 1952, winning three league titles as the Reds’ left-back.
After retiring, he joined Liverpool’s Boot Room, working as a coach alongside Billy Shankly, Joe Fagan, Bob Paisley and Reuben Bennett.
Bugsy continued his tenure working with Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and Roy Evans, taking over as caretaker manager on Dalglish’s resignation in 1991, and when Souness required heart surgery a year later, leading the Reds out for the FA Cup Final at Wembley in 1992.
Moran eventually retired in 1998, having worked under nine different managers and having filled a wide variety of roles over his 49 years with the club.
He became known as Mr Liverpool, and stands as one of the club’s most legendary figures.
His son, Paul, confirmed his passing away on Wednesday, saying “I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness.”
Rest in peace, Mr Liverpool.