Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and former Ireland manager, dies aged 85

//Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and former Ireland manager, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and former Ireland manager, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland, has died. He was 85.Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image, Charlton was Footballer of the Year in England in 1967. He spent all his club career at Leeds from 1952-73, tying its all-time record of 773 appearances. He won every domestic honour, including the league title in…

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