Charlton, Jack

Jack Charlton (1935-2020) was the Irish football manager from 1986 to 1996.

Born John Charlton, he is commonly known as Jack. A former England and Leeds United footballer from Northumberland he came from a footballing family. His brother Bobby Charlton was a former Manchester United footballer. 

He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and had a successful career as a football player.

After retirement from playing football in 1973, Charlton managed Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United Football Clubs.

He led the Republic of Ireland soccer team to their first ever World Cup in 1990 where they reached the quarter finals. During Charlton's time as manager Ireland qualified for the Euros in 1988 and for the 1994 World Cup.

Jack Charlton resigned in January 1996 and went into retirement. 

He was appointed an OBE by the Queen in 1974 and was awarded a variety of honours in Ireland including an honorary Irish citizenship in 1996 and made Freeman of the City of Dublin in 1994.

He married Pat Kemp in 1958 and they have three children.