Coventry are mourning one of the men who helped mastermind their 1987 FA Cup triumph after the death of George Curtis at the age of 82.
Nicknamed “Iron Man” in his playing days, Curtis made 543 appearances for Coventry as a central defender between 1956 과 1969, captaining the club as it climbed from Division Three South to the old First Division. He then joined forces with chief coach John Sillett to guide the club to ㅏ 3-2 victory over Tottenham 웸블리에서.
A statement on the club’s official website said: “Coventry City Football Club are devastated to learn of the death of Sky Blues icon George Curtis at the age of 82. The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Coventry City and the whole Sky Blue community are with George’s family and friends at this very sad time.”
He also worked in a series of commercial roles at Highfield Road and served as managing director, although it for was his partnership with Sillett that he will be best remembered.