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Leeds United expected to rename Elland Road stand after Jack Charlton

By Sarah Finnan

July 14, 2020 at 11:15am

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Jack Charlton spent his entire club career at Elland Road - one that spanned 21 years. 

Leeds United are reportedly in talks to name one of the stands at Elland Road after the late great Jack Charlton. Tributes have poured in for the former Ireland manager since his passing over the weekend - including one from President Michael D Higgins who said that he 'leaves a legacy of outstanding leadership of a group of players of many diverse talents, which he moulded into the successful team that captured the imagination of the nation'.

According to The Times, Leeds United also want to celebrate the man himself by naming one of the stands at Elland Road in his honour. Leeds recently renamed the south stand after Norman Hunter who passed away in April after contracting Covid-19 and it's believed that they'll do something similar for Jack Charlton. Having spent his entire 21-year club career at Elland Road, officials feel it would be a fitting way to commemorate his legacy.

The FAI has also opened an online book of condolence which you can sign here. The book will later be presented to Jack's family.

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