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FAI President pays tribute to Maurice Setters



FAI President Gerry McAnaney has led the Association’s tributes to former Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager and Under-21 team boss Maurice Setters who has died at the age of 83, in his native England.

Devon born, the former Manchester United midfielder and captain served as Jack Charlton’s number two from 1986 to 1995 and also took charge of the Ireland Under-21 team.

Paying tribute to Maurice Setters, FAI President Gerry McAnaney said: “It is with a heavy heart that we learned today of Maurice’s death, another man so integral to the glory days of Irish football. Maurice was with Jack Charlton every inch of the way as they led Ireland to the 1988 European Championships and the World Cups in Italy in 1990 and the USA four years later.

“There were many greats nights along the way with Jack and Maurice and I know how much pleasure they took as honorary Irishmen in that 1988 victory over their own England in Stuttgart. This has been a tough year for Irish football. We saw how the nation mourned Jack Charlton earlier this year and I know I speak on behalf of everyone involved with the Irish football community when I pass on our deepest sympathies to Maurice’s family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.”

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