George Curtis: Former Coventry captain dies aged 82

Former Coventry captain and FA Cup-winning assistant supervisor George Curtis has died on the age of 82. 

The centre-back, affectionately named ‘Iron Man’, made a complete of 543 appearances for the Sky Blues from 1956 to 1969 – the second highest within the membership’s historical past.

Curtis was a key determine in Coventry’s rise from the fourth to the First Division within the Nineteen Sixties earlier than he joined Aston Villa, the place he received the Third Division title within the 1971-72 season throughout a three-year keep.

After saying his retirement as a participant, Curtis was a part of the administration crew alongside John Sillett that guided Coventry to top-flight security in 1986 and FA Cup victory towards Tottenham within the FA Cup ultimate at Wembley in 1987.

He additionally served in a variety of business roles and as managing director at Coventry from 1977 to 1994.

A Coventry membership assertion learn: “The ideas and condolences of everybody at Coventry Metropolis and the entire Sky Blue neighborhood are with George’s household and pals at this very unhappy time.”

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