The death has been reported of former Arsenal player and manager Terry Neill.

As a player he joined Arsenal from Bangor City in 1959, making 272 appearances for the club between then and 1970.

He was appointed player-manager of Hull City, before retiring from the game in 1973.

He crossed the North London divide to continue his managerial career at Sp*rs, spending two seasons there before replacing Bertie Mee at Arsenal in 1976.

He spent seven years in charge, leading the club to three successive FA Cup finals in 1978, 1979 and 1980 – but unfortunately winning just one, the classic showdown against Man Utd in ’79.

He also took the Gunners to the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1980, but saw his side beaten on penalties by Valencia at the Heysel Stadium.

He was sacked in 1983 and never managed again. Subsequently, he owned a sports bar in London, and maintained a connection with the club throughout the years.

Condolences to all his family and friends, and may he rest in peace.