Portsmouth Football Club are sad to learn about the death of former chairman Terry Venables at the age of 80.
The former Chelsea, Tottenham, QPR and Crystal Palace midfielder was capped twice by England and lifted the FA Cup during his time with Spurs.
He then enjoyed a successful managerial career, including leading Barcelona to their first top-flight title in 11 years, as well as a European Cup final.
Venables also enjoyed more FA Cup glory with Tottenham before replacing Graham Taylor as boss of the Three Lions in 1994.
He guided them to the semi-finals of Euro 96 – a run that included a magnificent 4-1 victory over the Netherlands.
Venables became Pompey chairman in 1997 after a period as consultant, while also working as manager of the Australia national team.
The club built a new Fratton End during his time at the helm, but he departed after just 11 months in the role.
A varied post-managerial career also included several business interests, football punditry and even the release of a couple of singles.
The thoughts of everyone at Portsmouth Football Club are with Terry’s family and friends at this sad time.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Terry Venables at the age of 80.— England (@England) November 26, 2023
Having won two senior caps as a player, Terry went onto manage the #ThreeLions between 1994 and 1996 - proudly leading us to the semi-finals of Euro 96.
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