Former Lincoln City and England manager Graham Taylor dies

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Former Lincoln City FC and England manager Graham Taylor has sadly passed away.

Graham, who managed Lincoln City Football Club from 1972 to 1977, has died at the age of 72 from a suspected heart attack.

Shining footballing career

In his managing career, Graham won the Fourth Division title with Lincoln in 1976, before moving to Watford in 1977.

He also led Watford to the 1984 FA Cup final, where his team were beaten by Everton at Wembley.

Graham both managed and played for Lincoln City during his career

Before his career as a manager, Graham played football in the county, playing for both Grimsby Town and Lincoln City.

Graham received an injury which forced him to retire from playing in 1972.

Tributes

Thousands of fans, players and former colleagues have left tributes to Graham on social media.

Steve Pickering said: “Shocked to hear Graham Taylor has died.

“A great player and manager for Lincoln City. RIP.”

Jackie Carter, from Lincoln, added: “So sad, lovely man.

“Remember chatting with him at the Torquay/ Bournemouth weekend in 1975. R.I.P.”