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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Liverpool Icon Dies

LONDON -- Former Liverpool manager Bob Paisley, one of the most successful managers in English soccer, has died in a Liverpool nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Paisley, who died Wednesday, built on the foundations of the modern Liverpool club which were laid by his predecessor Bill Shankly to maintain the club as one of the world's great sides.

During his managerial reign, which lasted from July 1974 to June 1983, Paisley led Liverpool to 13 trophies in nine years -- six English League championships, three European Cup wins, three League Cups and a UEFA Cup win. Under his control it only finished lower than second once.

Liverpool never won the FA Cup under Paisley -- an honor he also missed as a Liverpool player -- but he was voted manager of the year a record six times.

Paisley, who was 77 last month, joined Liverpool after helping Bishop Auckland win the FA Amateur Cup in 1939 and rose through the Anfield playing ranks to become a member of Liverpool's 1947 championship team.

He was left out of the side that lost to Arsenal in the final, always a major disappointment to him.

Although he played 278 league and cup matches for Liverpool between 1946 and 1954, he made a far more significant contribution to the club as manager.

After retiring as manager he stayed at the club until 1992 as an adviser to successors Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.