Premier League teams will observe a minute of silence before all games this weekend after the passing of World Cup winner Jack Charlton with stars set to wear black armbands
- England 1966 World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died after a long-term illness
- Premier League confirmed a minute of silence before all games this weekend
- Players will also wear black armbands after the passing of the former Leeds star
- The Premier League said they were ‘deeply saddened’ to learn of his death
The Premier League have confirmed there will be a minute of silence before all games this weekend after the death of World Cup winner Jack Charlton.
The former Leeds and England player died at his home in Northumberland on Friday aged 85 after suffering from dementia and lymphoma.
Tributes have poured in across football for Charlton, who was part of Alf Ramsey’s famous England team that lifted the World Cup at Wembley Stadium in 1966, and now the Premier League have offered their condolences to his family.
England’s 1966 World Cup-winning hero Jack Charlton (middle right) has died at the age of 85
There will be a moment of silence before all Premier League games this weekend to pay tribute
The English top flight said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by his passing and said there would be a tribute before all games this weekend.
Stadiums will observe a moment of silence before with players set to wear black armbands across the gameweek to show their respect.
‘The Premier League offers sincere condolences to Jack’s family, friends and all those who worked with him at this sad time,’ it said in a statement.
‘To pay respect, players will wear black armbands and there will be a moment of silence before kick-off in all Premier League matches this weekend.’
Charlton played for Leeds United for 21 years, making a club record of 773 appearances. He also managed Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle.
He later took charge of the Republic of Ireland – helping them qualify for two World Cups and a European Championship.