Terry Venables: How Tottenham Hotspur will pay tribute to former player and manager at Aston Villa match

Former England manager Terry Venables has passed away at the age of 80
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Spurs will pay tribute to former player and manager Terry Venables as they play Aston Villa this afternoon in the Premier League.

Venables, a former England manager, has died aged 80.

In a statement, his family said: "We are totally devastated by the loss of a wonderful husband and father who passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness. We would ask that privacy be given at this incredibly sad time to allow us to mourn the loss of this lovely man who we were so lucky to have had in our lives."

A Tottenham fan growing up in Dagenham, Venables was an FA Cup winner as a player (1967) and a manager (1991) at the club. He signed as a player in 1966, and returned as a manager in 1987, building a team including Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker.

The club said in a statement: "The club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager Terry Venables.

"Our deepest condolences are with Terry’s friends and family at this incredibly difficult time. In tribute, we shall hold a minute’s applause prior to kick-off and our players will wear black armbands during this afternoon’s fixture against Aston Villa. Rest in peace, Terry."