England 1966 World Cup hero Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85.

The former defender, who played for Leeds United with superiority for 21 years and later managed the Republic of Ireland, passed away following a struggle against dementia and lymphoma.

An announcement from the Charlton family said: ‘Jack died calmly on Friday 10 July at the age of 85.

‘He was at home in Northumberland, with his family by his side.