Known as ‘Big Jack’, the legendary Republic of Ireland manager ‘Jack Charlton’ has died aged 85.
Originally from Newcastle, the former Leeds and England defender was diagnosed with lymphoma and was battling with dementia in the last year.
Charlton became Ireland’s manager in 1986, guiding the team to their first major finals at Euro 88, 1990 and 1994.
A statement made by his family read ‘Jack died peacefully on Friday, July 10 at the age of 85. He was at home in Northumberland, with his family by his side’.
They added “We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life”.