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Jack Charlton dies

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The Northumberland born, World Cup winning, former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough manager Jack Charlton has passed away.

The death of the 85-year-old, who was born in Ashington, was announced by his family in a statement on Saturday morning with tributes already being paid to the former Republic of Ireland boss.

Born in 1935, Charlton grew up alongside his brother Bobby who went on to play for Manchester United. Jack and Bobby were just one part of a very special footballing family.

Jack Charlton, the former Leeds United centre half also helped England win the World Cup in 1966

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