Football: Liverpool great Moran dies aged 83

LONDON (AFP) - Former Liverpool captain, coach and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83, his son Paul announced on Wednesday.

"I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness," Paul Moran said on Twitter.

A Scouser, Moran spent his entire playing career at Liverpool between 1952 and 1968, making 379 appearances, and served as a coach under managers including Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.

He had two spells as caretaker manager during the early 1990s and had spent 49 years at the club by the time he retired in 1998.

"Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Ronnie Moran," the English Premier League club said in a statement.