A new feature-length documentary about former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is coming to cinemas next summer to mark the 30th anniversary of the team's journey to the quarter-finals of Italia '90.

The 1966 World Cup winner's family has teamed up with the Noah Media Group - makers of Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager and Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - for the film, with Charlton's former Republic of Ireland captain Andy Townsend among the executive producers.

Jack Charlton's son John has said the documentary will be "the definitive film on my father's life".

"It will be fascinating to see how the film links his life as a husband, father and brother to his incredible achievements in football, as both a player and a manager," John Charlton added.

The film will be co-directed by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager) and Pete Thomas (Euro 2016: Sounds of the Summer). 

"I remember Jack Charlton being as surprised as anyone when he got the Ireland manager's job in 1986," said director Clarke.

"What followed changed lives, altered careers and transformed a nation and it is a privilege to team up with the Charlton family and so many of those who made it possible to get to the heart of this funny, emotional and inspiring story."

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