Tributes are flooding in for the former Republic of Ireland manager.

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Legendary Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85.

The former Leeds and England defender who won a World Cup winner’s medal in 1966 was diagnosed with lymphoma last year.

He was also battling dementia.

After a remarkable career as a player, Big Jack took over as Republic of Ireland manager in 1986.

Under his management, the team had an unprecedented run of success; qualifying for their first major finals at Euro 88 and two more in the space of 10 years

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They also qualified for the World Cup in Italy in 1990 and again in 1994 in the USA.

Ireland reached the quarter-finals in 1990, only to lose out by the narrowest of margins, as the hosts denied them a place in the semi-finals with a 1-0 victory in Rome.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the Leeds United legend.

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