It was with great sadness that Hull City learned of the death of former player-manager, Terry Neill, at the age of 80.
Joining the club as player-manager to replace his long standing successor Cliff Britton from Arsenal, Neill made his Hull City debut in the first round of the Watney Cup against Peterborough United in August 1970.
The former Northern Ireland international slotted primarily in the heart of defence alongside Billy Wilkinson and Chris Simpkin during the start of the 1970/71 season.
After three full seasons of being player manager, scoring 4 goals in 122 appearances, Neill made the decision to hang up his boots to focus on management.
An impressive 1973/74 season in full-time management saw the Tigers finish ninth in Division Two, before Neill managed the first six games of the following season before he returned to the capital to manage Tottenham Hotspur.
The ex-Bangor City midfielder won 76 of his 206 games in charge of Hull City, seeing the Tigers netting an impressive 263 goals.
Our thoughts are with Terry’s family and close friends at this difficult time.