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Man-U, Chelsea react to Tommy Docherty’s death


Tommy Docherty

A former manager of Manchester United and Chelsea FC, Tommy Docherty, is dead.

Docherty died on Thursday at the age of 92 after a long illness.

Man United in in reaction to the news of Docherty’s death took to its official Twitter handle to express sadness, tweeting thus:

We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, who led us to FA Cup victory in 1977 with a thrilling, attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United.

“Everyone at the club sends sincere condolences to Tommy’s loved ones,” Man United tweeted.

Also reacting, Chelsea in a tweet on Twitter wrote:

Everybody at Chelsea Football Club is very saddened to learn of the death of our former player and manager Tommy Docherty.

“Tommy was a legend of our game, and our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this time.”

Docherty, a former Scotland, Aston Villa and Derby County manager, made more than 300 appearances for Preston as a player.

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He also won 25 international caps for Scotland national team.