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Terry Venables Dies: Former England Manager Passes Away Aged 80

‘A colourful and charismatic leader’ – Terry Venables obituaryFormer England manager Terry Venables has died at the age of 80 after a long illness.

Venables managed England from 1994 to 1996, most notably leading them to the semi-finals of Euro 96 on home soil.

He also had spells in charge of Barcelona, Tottenham and Australia.

“We are totally devastated by the loss of a wonderful husband and father who passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness,” read a family statement.

“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.”

Read the latest tributes to VenablesVenables won La Liga and the Copa de La Liga with Barcelona and the FA Cup with Tottenham.

The League Managers’ Association 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.”

As a player, midfielder Venables won two England caps and made more than 500 club appearances between 1960 and 1975, largely for Chelsea, QPR and Tottenham.

Former England captain Gary Lineker, who also played under Venables at Barcelona, said: “Devastated to hear that Terry Venables has died. The best, most innovative coach that I had the privilege and pleasure of playing for.

“He was much more, though, than just a great manager. He was vibrant, he was charming, he was witty, he was a friend. He’ll be hugely missed.”

Ex-England skipper Alan Shearer, a member of the Euro 96 side, said: “Extremely sad news. The great Terry Venables has passed away. RIP Boss. I owe you so much. You were amazing.”

Euro 96: England 4-1 Netherlands – Venables’ England at its bestTottenham said they will hold a minute’s applause before Sunday’s home Premier League match against Aston Villa and players would wear black armbands.

“The club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager Terry Venables,” said Spurs.

“Our deepest condolences are with Terry’s friends and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

More to follow.