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Former England manager Venables dies aged 80

Terry Venables has died at the age of 80 after a long illness.

Venables managed England between 1994 and 1996, leading the team to the semi-finals of Euro 1996, where the Three Lions ultimately succumbed to Germany on penalties.

Venables also managed the likes of Tottenham and Barcelona after a long playing career that saw him turn out for Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers, winning the FA Cup for Spurs as both a player and manager.

A statement said: “We are totally devastated by the loss of a wonderful husband and father who passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness.

“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.”

Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, said in a statement: “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.”

Spurs will pay tribute to Venables ahead of their Premier League match on Sunday, with the players wearing black armbands in memory of their former player and manager, while a minute’s applause will also be held before kick-off.

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