Ex-Arsenal and Northern Ireland manager Terry Neill dies at 80


Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Eire supervisor Terry Neill has died on the age of 80.

eill grew to become 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 amid a run to 3 successive finals.

He arrived again at Highbury as supervisor after a two-year spell up the Seven Sisters Excessive Highway at Tottenham the place he had changed the nice Invoice Nicholson.

Arsenal mentioned in a press release: “It was with nice disappointment that the membership realized of the demise of former supervisor and captain, Terry Neill, aged 80.

“Terry was related to the membership for over 20 years, firstly as a participant having joined us as a 17-year-old 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 into first-team reckoning, making his debut towards Sheffield Wednesday on December 23, 1960. Simply two years later, aged 20, he was appointed Arsenal’s youngest ever captain by new boss Billy Wright.

“Terry Neill’s standing as each membership captain and supervisor made him a serious affect on Twentieth-century Arsenal. His improbable contribution – and certainly his character – will all the time be appreciated by everybody related to the membership.

“Our ideas are with Terry’s household and shut buddies at this tough time.”

Neill, who gained 59 caps for Northern Eire and likewise performed for and managed Hull, additionally took cost of his nation on a part-time foundation between 1971 and 1975.

He’s survived by his spouse Sandra, two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

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