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Former England manager Terry Venables dies aged 80

Former England manager Terry Venables dies aged 80

Terry Venables has died at the age of 80.

Former England manager Terry Venables has died at the age of 80.

Venables was in charge of the national team during their unforgettable run to the semi-finals of Euro 96, known as the summer when 'football came home'.

He was also a successful club manager with the likes of Crystal Palace, QPR, Barcelona and Tottenham.

As a player, he made over 500 appearances for Chelsea, Tottenham, QPR and Crystal Palace.

A statement from Venables' family said he died of a 'long illness'.

Former England manager Terry Venables has died at the age of 80.
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"We are totally devastated by the loss of a wonderful husband and father who passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness," they said.

"We would ask that privacy be given at this incredibly sad time to allow us to mourn the loss of this lovely man who we were so lucky to have had in our lives."

LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said: "The LMA is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of LMA member and former LMA President Terry Venables.

"Our thoughts are very much with Yvette and all of Terry's family at this time."

Tottenham also said in a statement: "The club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager Terry Venables.

"Our deepest condolences are with Terry’s friends and family at this incredibly difficult time. In tribute, we shall hold a minute’s applause prior to kick-off and our players will wear black armbands during this afternoon’s fixture against Aston Villa.

"Rest in peace, Terry."

A statement from the family of Venables said he died of a 'long illness'.
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Taking to X (Twitter), broadcaster Jim White said: "Sad to hear of the passing of former @SpursOfficial, @FCBarcelona and England manager Terry Venables.

"Always brilliant to deal with, helpful and fair. He was 80."

Ex-pro Stan Collymore who has played under Venables added: "Incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Terry Venables today. He my dream come true of representing my country which I could never really thank him enough for.

"Vivacious, funny, a superb coach, multi talented, a man who really lived life to it's fullest.

"Rest in Peace, Terry."

In Spain, Venables won La Liga in 1984-85 and the FA Cup with Spurs in 1991.

But for many, he will be remembered for his iconic spell as England boss, guiding the team to the semi-final of Euro 96 on home soil after a 4-1 win over the Netherlands, only to lose on penalties to Germany.

Featured Image Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images/Phil Cole/Getty Images

Topics: Football, Sport