The sporting and wider world is waking up this Saturday to the sad news of Jack Charlton’s death at the age of 85.

The sporting and wider world is waking up this Saturday to the sad news of Jack Charlton’s death at the age of 85, with Paul McGrath, the FAI and Leeds United among those to pay their respects.
The FAI tweeted their respects to the “manager who change Irish football forever”.
“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.
One of his greatest servants on the field was Paul McGrath and the former centre-half and midfielder tweeted a touching tribute to Charlton.
Absolutely gutted
Father figure to me for 10 years, thanks for having faith in me. Sleep well Jack, Love ya
Thinking of Pat, John and Peter at this sad time
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) July 11, 2020
Charlton was a one-club man throughout his playing career, and Leeds United rightly described the former centre-half as a club legend.
#LUFC are deeply saddened to learn club legend Jack Charlton passed away last night at the age of 85
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 11, 2020
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker spoke of Charlton’s “infectious personality” as well as his incredible football career.
Saddened to hear that Jack Charlton has passed away. World Cup winner with England, manager of probably the best ever Ireland side and a wonderfully infectious personality to boot.  RIP Jack.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2020
Manchester United is the club of is brother and fellow World Cup winner Bobby, the Red Devils sent their deepest condolences to the family.
We are extremely saddened by the passing of Jack Charlton, brother of Sir Bobby and member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team.
Our deepest condolences go to all the Charlton family for their immensely sad loss.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2020
He managed Sheffield Wednesday and the Owls were another club to pay tribute to a legend.
Everyone at Sheffield Wednesday is saddened to learn of the passing of club legend Jack Charlton. RIP
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 11, 2020
League of Ireland players like Dundalk’s Gary Rogers also spoke of the impact he had on the Irish nation.
They dont make them like Big Jack anymore, a proper legend loved by all, he provided a nation with it’s greatest sporting memories that would last a lifetime.Thanks Jack RIP
— gary rogers (@1garyrogers) July 11, 2020
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald described his as “Ireland’s most beloved English man”.
Jack  Charlton was Ireland’s most beloved English man. Sorry to hear of his passing. He kept ’em all under pressure and kept us all cheering the boys in green on. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
— Mary Lou McDonald (@MaryLouMcDonald) July 11, 2020