Jack Charlton

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World Cup winner and former Ireland manager Jack Charlton died
Jack Charlton in 1970
Jack Charlton in 1970 Credit: Panini (Public Domain)

Jack Charlton, a 1966 World Cup winner with England and former Republic of Ireland's national team, has died aged 85. The former defender had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and also had dementia.

Gary Lineker said on Twitter: "Saddened to hear that Jack Charlton has passed away. World Cup winner with England, manager of probably the best ever Ireland side and a wonderfully infectious personality to boot. RIP Jack,".