Former Galatasaray coach Don Howe passed away yesterday at the age of 80.
Howe played for West Brom but really made a name for himself at Arsenal establishing himself as a club legend and he also earned 23 England caps before becoming a manager.
The former England coach had a relationship with Arsenal spanning five decades and credited with developing the likes of David Rocastle, Martin Keown, Michael Thomas and Niall Quinn.
Howe also managed Galatasaray over the 1975-76 season where he lifted the Turkish Cup.
Galatasaray paid tribute to the former Lions coach on their official website thanking him for his services to the club and wishing the best to his family.
The statement read: “We were sad to hear that our former manager Don Howe passed away and wish to thank him for his services and offer our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.”
Valencia manager Philip Neville also paid tribute to his former coach via social media.
Just heard the sad news about Don Howe. An education being coached by him! Amazing attention to detail and knowledge of the game. RIP.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) December 23, 2015
As did former England international and football pundit Gary Lineker who was also trained by Howe during his time coaching the England national team.
Sad to see that Don Howe has passed away. It was a privilege to have known and been trained by him. A great coach and a lovely man. #RIP
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 23, 2015