Leeds United are considering renaming a stand after Jack Charlton at Elland Road after the club legend sadly passed away last week.
The 1966 World Cup winner died peacefully at his home in Northumberland on Friday, aged 85, having had dementia and lymphoma diagnosed within the last year.
Football has lost a true legend in Jack Charlton, but his legacy at Leeds and in Ireland will never be forgotten
Tributes poured in for the former defender from across England and Ireland, where he became a beloved figure and adopted son thanks to his celebrated ten-year career as Republic of Ireland manager.
And Leeds are now coming up with a plan about how best to pay a lasting tribute to Charltons legacy.
Big Jack spent his entire 21-year playing career at Leeds, making a club-record 773 appearances during its most successful era between 1953 and 1973.
And, according to The Times, the Yorkshire outfit are now planning a permanent memorial to the one-club icon.
Leeds renamed the south stand after Norman Hunter after the former hard-tackling defender tragically lost his life in April after a battle with coronavirus.
And it is claimed they could pay a lasting tribute to Charlton by renaming another stand at Elland Road in his honour.
Charlton spent his entire club career with Leeds and was voted Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in 1967
The Times claim the club are currently in discussions with his family about the most suitable memorial.
Big Jack will be remembered not only as one of the games great players, but as one of its great characters, too.
If theres anything weve learned about the World Cup winner over the past few days, its that there are no shortage of funny stories about him from former players and colleagues, and that he will be missed by so many.
talkSPORT was joined by a number of his old Republic of Ireland players after his death was announced, with Ray Houghton explaining why Charlton was so loved by his players and fans.
‘Big Jack’ was teary eyed when he received a standing ovation from England and Ireland fans ahead of a friendly between the home nations back in 2015
Theres a great story of when we were about to play Italy at Italia 90, began the former midfielder, speaking on Saturdays Warm Up show that was dedicated to Charlton.
Obviously we were very nervous as it was the quarter final of the World Cup,
Guinness had just brought in some barrels and theyve set up this bar for Jack. Im downstairs and hes looked at me and said: What do you think? Do you fancy a pint?
I said: It looks lovely Jack, but dont be saying that if you dont mean it
He said: Ill tell you what, go tell the rest of the team they can have two pints maximum.
Well, youve never seen so many people running down the stairs, it was like a herd of elephants!
Ray Houghton recalls great Jack Charlton story after former Republic of Ireland manager’s death
Were all running down, all sitting outside, Andy Townsend is playing games and getting Jack to slap the back of his head
It was the best fun weve ever had and it was typical of Jack. He just knew instinctively what was the right thing to do.
He knew we were nervous, he knew we hadnt been in this situation before and he just wanted to calm everyone down. It was pure genius.