Ex-Arsenal, Spurs and NI manager Neill dies.

Previous Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Ireland manager Terry Neill has died at the age of 80.

Neill grew to become the youngest participant to captain the Gunners in 1962 throughout an 11-year actively playing job there, and went on to regulate them among 1976 and 1983.

He led Arsenal to 1979 FA Cup glory amid a run to three successive finals, plus the 1980 European Cup Winners’ Cup remaining, which ended in a penalty shootout defeat against Valencia.

Unusually he arrived again at Highbury as supervisor immediately after a two-yr spell up the 7 Sisters Large Highway at rivals Tottenham the place he had changed the terrific Bill Nicholson.

Arsenal explained in a assertion: “It was with terrific unhappiness that the club figured out of the demise of previous supervisor and captain, Terry Neill, aged 80.

“Terry was affiliated with the club for in excess of 20 several years, to start with as a participant obtaining joined us as a 17-year-aged from Bangor Town in his indigenous Northern Ireland in December 1959.

“The midfielder’s blend of tenacity, vision and organic leadership shortly compelled him into very first-staff reckoning, producing his debut against Sheffield Wednesday on December 23, 1960. Just two decades later, aged 20, he was appointed Arsenal’s youngest at any time captain by new manager Billy Wright.

“Terry Neill’s standing as both of those club captain and supervisor designed him a important impact on 20th-century Arsenal. His wonderful contribution – and without a doubt his character – will always be appreciated by everybody involved with the club.

“Our feelings are with Terry’s loved ones and near pals at this tricky time.”

Neill was 28 when he completed his playing days with a spell as player-supervisor of Hull Town.

He gained 59 caps and scored the only intention the final time Northern Ireland beat England at Wembley 50 many years back.

He also took charge of his place on a aspect-time basis amongst 1971 and 1975.

Requested who was very first title on his crew sheet he famously remarked: “Me! Then George Finest and Pat Jennings.”

Neill retired from football aged 41 following parting business with Arsenal in 1983. He then pursued a thriving vocation in the media and ran a popular bar.

He is survived by his wife Sandra, two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

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