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Coventry mourn hero Sillett


JOHN SILLETT, who steered Coventry to FA Cup glory in 1987, has died aged 85. Sillett managed the Sky Blues between 1986 and 1990 and mastermind­ed a memorable 3-2 win over Tottenham in the final at Wembley. It remains the club’s only major trophy. A statement from his family read: ‘We are really saddened by Dad’s passing but we are all so proud of what he achieved. ‘The kind words we have received underline the high regard in which he was held. He had the ability to galvanise and gel teams — a skill quite rare.’ Coventry said they were ‘devastated’ and added: ‘Snoz will forever be loved and remembered by Sky Blues fans. His name is indelibly etched into Coventry City’s history.’ Sillett, a full back, played for Chelsea, Coventry and Plymouth before moving into management at Hereford.

 ?? GETTY IMAGES ?? Special day: Sillett (right) with Dave Bennett
GETTY IMAGES Special day: Sillett (right) with Dave Bennett

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