The nation's favorite grandad. Saw him on TV at that England v Germany legends game last weekend and was shocked how ill he looked, still had that twinkle in his eye though.
One of football's last true gentlemen.
Sad too. also sad to see Newcastle, Ipswich et al trying to claim my boyhood hero. A West Brom hero. Not only a great sixties team but where he must have learnt his management skills as behind him was Ken Howe who went on to manage the Woolwich Arsenal or whatever they call themselves these days.
Football was a very different game then and a little bit more of it died today.
Great programme on BBC1 last night.
Loved Van Niistelrooy's story about the mickey mouse drawing in the PSV training ground