Former Dundalk player-manager Alan Fox has passed away at the age of 85.

The Welshman, who would also go on to play for Limerick and Sligo Rovers, took charge of the Louth club for two seasons in the mid 1960s and he would guide them to a number of honours.

Top of the list would be the 1966/67 league title, only the club's third, while he also won a League of Ireland Shield, Top Four Cup and Dublin City Cup.

In what was known as the 'Fox Era’, it was a period of change around the ground as major redevelopment led to Oriel Park’s capacity growing to 12,000.

Fox was also a legend for Welsh side Wrexham and made 412 appearances for the club.