The coach who won Steaua the European Champions Cup in 1986 has died

The coach who won Steaua the European Champions Cup in 1986 has died

Terry Venables, coach of Barcelona in the 1986 European Champions Cup final (lost to Stella), has died aged 80 after a long battle with illness.

Terry Venables, coach of Barcelona in the 1986 European Champions Cup finalPhoto: Kicker/Liedel / imago sportfotodienst / Profimedia

Former Barcelona coach Terry Venables has died aged 80

Venables was also manager of England (1994/96) and led the team to the semi-finals of Euro 1996.

Terence Frederick Venables also coached at Crystal Palace (1976/80 and 98/99), QPR (80/84), Barcelona (84/87), Tottenham (87/91), Australia (97/98), Middlesbrough ( 2000) / 01), Leeds (02/03).

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful husband and father, who died peacefully yesterday after a long illness. We ask that we be granted privacy at this very sad time to allow us to mourn the loss of this wonderful this person we are so blessed to have in our lives,” the family said in a statement.

As a player, midfielder Venables had two caps for England and made more than 500 club appearances between 1960 and 1975, mostly for Chelsea, QPR and Tottenham, writes the BBC.

Former England greats Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer sent emotional messages after the sad announcement.

“Sad to hear that Terry Venables has passed away. The best, most innovative coach I had the privilege and pleasure of playing for. He was more, however, than a great manager. He was full of life, he charming, she was smart, she was a friend. We will miss her so much” – Gary Lineker.

“Very sad news. The great Terry Venables has passed away. RIP Boss. I owe you so much. You were amazing” – Alan Shearer.

How Barcelona’s team looked in the final of the 1986 European Champions Cup: Francisco Gonzalez Javier Urruticoechea – Gerardo Miranda Concepcion, Miguel Bernardo Blanquetti “Migueli”, Jose Ramon Alesanco Ventosa, Julio Alberto Moreno Casas – Victor Munoz Manrique, Bernd Schuster (84 Jose Moratalla Claramunt), Marcos Alonso Pena, Angel Pedraza Lamita – Steve Archibald ( 111 Angel “Pichi” Alonso Herrera), Francisco Jose Carrasco Hidalgo. Trainer: Terry Venables.

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