Former Leeds and England footballer Jack Charlton has died aged 85

Jack Charlton: Wiki

The former footballer who won the 1966 World Cup with England and who managed Republic of Ireland has died aged 85

Jack Charlton spent his entire career at Leeds United when he was playing football, the brother of Manchester United legend Bobby went on to score six goals for England and appeared in two world cups and a European Championship.

After his successfull playing career ended he went on to be a manager, in 1973 he managed Middlesborough, then in 1977 he managed Sheffield Wednesday, he then went back to Middlesborough as caretaker boss in 1984 before managing Newcastle for a year in the same year 1984-85 season.

He got the job as Republic of Ireland manager and that lasted a decade from 1986 to 1996.

Jack Charlton was a great defender in his time, and a decent manager, whilst his brother was at another level playing for Manchester United this did not take any shine of his great career as a footballer.

He died at his North East home with his family around him, it is believed he had dementia.

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