Jack Charlton, 1935-2020: the man who made Ireland dream
The former Leeds United centre-half steered Ireland to Euro 88, Italia 90 and USA 94 as a manager, transforming not just Irish football but its wider society in the process
Jack Charlton, who has died aged 85, is being commemorated in Ireland and England this weekend, though slightly differently in each country.
In England, he is remembered fondly – if a little distantly, given the passage of more than 50 years – for the 1966 World Cup that he helped his country win. In Ireland, he is being remembered far more fervently for two World Cups in which they won just a single game.
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