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FAI pays tribute to Jack Charlton after his passing

The Football Association of Ireland have paid tribute to Jack Charlton after his passing today.

The England World Cup winning defender and Leeds legend, who went on to manage the Republic of Ireland for 10 years from 1986, passed away on Saturday. He was 85.

Charlton guided Ireland to their first major finals at Euro 88, before leading them to World Cups in 1990 and 1994.

The Football Association of Ireland tweeted: "The FAI is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jack Charlton, the manager who changed Irish football forever.

"Our thoughts are with Pat and the family at this sad time. #RIP"

Posting videos of his unprecedented rein, The FAI added: "We'll never forget."

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