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Feature-Length Jack Charlton Documentary To Be Released Next Year

Feature-Length Jack Charlton Documentary To Be Released Next Year

A feature-length documentary about Jack Charlton is expected to be released next summer.

According to Deadline.com, the film is being made by the London-based Noah Media Group in conjunction with the former Ireland manager's family.

Co-directed by Gabriel Clarke and Pete Thomas, it will concentrate on both the playing career in which he won a World Cup and his decade as Ireland manager between 1986 and 1996.

Noah Media Group have previously made both 'Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager' and 'Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans'.

Former Ireland captain Andy Townsend will be an executive producer.

"We are delighted to be working with Noah Media Group on what will be the definitive film on my father’s life," said Jack's son John.

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"It will be fascinating to see how the film links his life as a husband, father and brother to his incredible achievements in football, as both a player and a manager."

"I remember Jack Charlton being as surprised as anyone when he got the Ireland manager’s job in 1986," added co-director Gabriel Clarke.

"What followed changed lives, altered careers and transformed a nation and it is a privilege to team up with the Charlton family and so many of those who made it possible to get to the heart of this funny, emotional and inspiring story."

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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