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Wales manager Speed found dead

Wales national team manager Gary Speed has passed away at the age of 42.

Speed was found dead in Huntington, Herefordshire early this morning but no details have been released but police are treating the death as suicide.

A statement on the Football Association of Wales official website read: "The Football Association of Wales are sad to announce the death of the national team manager Gary Speed.

"We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family.

"We ask that everyone respects the family's privacy at this very sad time."

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "At 7.08am this morning, Sunday 27 November, police were informed of an incident at Aldford Road, Huntington.

"Officers went to the scene where a 42-year-old man was found dead. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and next of kin have been informed."

There will be a minute's silence at the Swansea City versus Aston Villa match at the Liberty Stadium today in memory of the former Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton and Sheffield United midfielder.

Speed is Wales' most-capped played with 85 international appearances and has also played 535 Premier League matches - third only to Ryan Giggs and David James.

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