UK time is: 16:36:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ex-England Boss Dies, 84

Tributes have flooded in for former West Ham and England manager Ron Greenwood who has died at the age of 84 at his Suffolk home after a long illness.

He was West Ham manager from 1961 to 1974 and general manager at Upton Park until becoming England boss when Don Revie resigned

He was in charge for 5 years from 1977 to 1982, retiring after England’s failed campaign in Espana ‘82

Some of the tributes paid so far include :

'It would not be overstating the case to say that Ron was the single most influential figure in my career. He opened the door to the world of modern football and I consider it a privilege to have played for him “ Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Trevor Brooking, who played for Greenwood at both club and international level, said: 'Ron was one of the best coaches this country ever produced. He put the players at the centre of his coaching and made sure that we went onto the pitch to express and enjoy ourselves.”

England's most capped player Peter Shilton said Greenwood was 'ahead of his time.'

He said: 'It's very sad news. Ron was a real football man in the sense that he loved to play the right way. I was very lucky to be associated with the England team when Ron was in charge. He appreciated quality players and skill, which is what you need at international level.'

Striker Tony Woodcock was handed his debut by Greenwood in 1978.

He said: 'His attitude towards the game was first-class and I'm sure the players that worked with him learned a hell of a lot about football. He was an absolute gentleman.'

FA chairman Geoff Thompson said: 'Ron was a great manager who made an enormous contribution to the English game. He was a football man and a true gentleman who will be greatly missed.”

Greenwood leaves a widow, Lucy, two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a minute's silence at Upton Park before the Hammers' Premiership game against Birmingham City on Monday.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 9 2006

Time: 2:37PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Afobe hopes Sako will stay at Wolves (Thursday April 23 2015)

Sako close to agreeing Villa deal (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Stats: Wolves v Ipswich (Monday April 20 2015)

Wolves foiled by the tractor boys (Saturday April 18 2015)

Now or never for Wolves (Friday April 17 2015)

Sako considering WBA and Villa offers (Thursday April 16 2015)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Ipswich 45 22 12 11 19 78
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 16 75
8. Wolves 45 21 12 12 12 75
9. Blackburn 45 16 16 13 6 64
10. Charlton 45 14 18 13 -3 60
11. Birmingham 45 15 15 15 -11 60

Breaking League News

Clarke reflects on Brentford loss
» Reading : 26/04/2015 15:00:00
City Showing Interest in Fulham`s Roberts
» Fulham : 26/04/2015 14:49:00
Martin Named In PFA Team
» Norwich : 26/04/2015 14:37:00
RUFC - Millers Award Night
» Rotherham : 26/04/2015 11:05:01
LUFC Who was your Leeds Man of the Match?
» Leeds Utd : 26/04/2015 11:03:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 42%
No 58%