Former Sunderland defender and Newport supervisor Len Ashurst has died on the age of 82.
Ashurst made 409 appearances for the Black Cats – a membership file for an outfield participant – earlier than transferring into administration.
He led Newport to the European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals in 1981 and finally returned to Sunderland, whom he took to the 1985 League Cup closing.
Ashurst’s former golf equipment led the tributes, with Sunderland saying they are going to maintain a minute’s applause previous to Saturday’s match towards Bolton.
Former goalkeeper Jim Montgomery, the one Sunderland participant to surpass Ashurst’s enjoying file, instructed the membership’s official web site: “As a participant, Lennie would have kicked his granny as a result of he was a winner.”
Newport tweeted: “Newport County AFC is saddened to study of the passing of former supervisor Len Ashurst.
“Our ideas are with Len’s household and pals at this tough time.”
Ashurst ended his enjoying profession at Hartlepool, whom he additionally later managed, and in addition had managerial spells at Gillingham, Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff.