Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Eire supervisor Terry Neill has died on the age of 80.
Neill turned the youngest participant to captain the Gunners in 1962 throughout an 11-year enjoying profession there and went on to handle them between 1976 and 1983, main Arsenal to 1979 FA Cup glory in a three-final run. consecutive.
He returned to Highbury as supervisor after a two-year stint on Seven Sisters Excessive Highway at Tottenham, the place he changed the nice Invoice Nicholson.
Arsenal mentioned: “It was with nice disappointment that the membership realized of the loss of life of former supervisor and captain Terry Neill on the age of 80.
“Terry has been related to the membership for over 20 years, primarily as a participant who joined us on the age of 17 from Bangor Metropolis in his native Northern Eire in December 1959.
“The midfielder’s mixture of tenacity, imaginative and prescient and pure management quickly pressured him right into a first-team showdown, making his debut towards Sheffield on Wednesday 23 December 1960. Solely two years later, on the age of 20, he was named Arsenal’s youngest captain by new supervisor Billy Wright.
“Terry Neill’s standing as each membership captain and supervisor made him a significant affect on twentieth century Arsenal. His improbable contribution – and certainly his character of him – will all the time be appreciated by all related to the membership.
“Our ideas are with Terry’s household and shut associates on this tough time.”
Neill, who gained 59 caps for Northern Eire and in addition performed and managed Hull, additionally took over the management of his nation part-time between 1971 and 1975.
He leaves behind his spouse Sandra, two daughters and 4 grandchildren.