Jack Charlton died on Friday night at the age of 85 following a battle with a long-term illness.
He was a man beloved on both sides of the Irish sea as a World Cup winner with England, a Leeds United icon, and the manager who took the Boys in Green to places they'd never been before.
Tributes have been paid to the great man by players, clubs and members of the media.
"He gave me so much instruction about things that centre-halves hated that he wanted me to do for the Republic of Ireland," Tony Cascarino told Talksport.
"He was very clever on small details. He would never get caught up in [giving you] too much information. He would just give you two or three instructions: [what we do] when we haven't got the ball, what do when we have got the ball."
Absolutely gutted ?
Father figure to me for 10 years, thanks for having faith in me. Sleep well Jack, Love ya ?
Thinking of Pat, John and Peter at this sad time ? ?? ☘️ #thanksforthememories pic.twitter.com/qstCVbCK4C
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) July 11, 2020
Absolutely gutted that BIG JACK has passed away!What a football man,,Loved and adored,specially in Ireland.The best manager I was lucky to play for.The times we had on and off the pitch was priceless !my thoughts are with pat and the family!RIP my good friend Never Forgotten !!
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) July 11, 2020
As an 8 year old I went to the homecoming of the Ireland team from Italia 90, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets! Jack Charlton started something that we are all benefiting from! Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. ⚽️???? #Ripjack
— Andy Reid (@AndyReidXI) July 11, 2020
A legend in England.
A legend in Ireland.
Rest in Peace, Big Jack. May the lake be tranquil and the fish be plentiful. pic.twitter.com/937KxMNPaQ
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 11, 2020
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) July 11, 2020
RIP Big Jack - a Englishman who became an Irishman and brought joy and a dose of madness to all corners of our island in darker days
"I wasn't very good at playing football. But I was very good at stopping other people playing football"
Pic: Dalymount Park☘️ pic.twitter.com/RrUINn4nd2
— Bohemian FC ?⚫ (@bfcdublin) July 11, 2020
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said:
"As President of Ireland, may I express my sympathies at the passing of Jack Charlton.
"The news of the death of Jack Charlton will have been received with great sadness by those of us who took him to our hearts as he brought Ireland to some of our most celebrated moments in Irish sporting history.
"He leaves a legacy of outstanding leadership of a group of players of many diverse talents, which he moulded into the successful team that captured the imagination of the nation. It was not just the success on the field of play, Jack’s endearing popularity also had much to do with the warmth and personality of the person who quickly became such a legendary sporting icon.
"From a family that loved soccer, he had many connections with Ireland, which he chose for one of his quietest recreations -fishing.
"Sabina and I send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and his legions of Irish fans."
So saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Charlton who brought such honesty and joy to the football world.He personified a golden era in Irish football-the Italia 90 campaign being one of pure joy for the nation. He gave us magical memories.Thank you Jack.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) July 11, 2020
Profound sadness on hearing that Jack Charlton has passed away. A good man who did so much for Irish soccer and left an indelible mark on our national story. May he rest in peace.
— Dunphy_Official (@Dunphy_Official) July 11, 2020
— Clive Tyldesley (@CliveTyldesley) July 11, 2020
Another one of my heroes & football legend has sadly passed away RIP Big Jack Charlton ??????? ?? A World Cup winner but that was just the icing on a wonderful & glorious career
— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) July 11, 2020
A giant of football in every sense of the word and also one of the funniest raconteurs I’ve heard. Will never forget when he had @LoFootball entire room in tears of laughter. RIP Big Jack. https://t.co/r7SNP3J92d
— Geoff Shreeves (@GeoffShreeves) July 11, 2020
So sad to hear about the death of Big Jack - hero to Leeds , England and Ireland ...and Ashington ! Football has lost one of its greatest characters.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) July 11, 2020
I don’t have the words to describe just how much Jack Charlton meant to Irish people and how much he did for our country. He gave us the best of times. Thanks for giving a 15 year old kid on work experience a break. Much love to your family. RIP Big Jack ? pic.twitter.com/UX4X8haYd1
— enda brady (@SkyEnda) July 11, 2020
Growing up in an Ireland where the news was dominated by unemployment, emigration, the heroin epidemic and the Troubles, Jack Charlton was the man who taught me that things don’t have to be sh*t.
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) July 11, 2020
A beautiful video tribute from Leeds United gives a real sense of what Jack was like as a player.
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