North East UK news Alan Shearer and Terry McDermott lead tributes to Glenn Roeder PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Former Newcastle United player and manager Roeder has died at the age of 65
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Alan Shearer and Terry McDermott are among those to have paid tribute to Glenn Roeder after it was announced the former Newcastle United player and manager had died at the age of 65. Roeder spent six years on Tyneside as a player between 1983 and 1989, making 193 league appearances as a defender and scoring eight goals as well as captaining the club. He returned to the club in 2005, nearly two years after leaving West Ham as manager, when he was named head of youth development at the club. Roeder eventually became manager of the Magpies after Graeme Souness' sacking in 2006, winning the Intertoto Cup before eventually departing in 2007 after a spell of poor form, with fans blaming underinvestment more than Roeder's management. Shearer, who was briefly Roeder's player-assistant manager, and McDermott, who Roeder retained as part of his coaching staff after initially being recruited by Souness, were among those who paid tribute to the former manager on social media. Roeder was diagnosed with a brain tumour whilst at West Ham but bravely battled back to have a long career in football. After his time at St James's Park, Roeder went on to manager Norwich City before stints as an advisor to Sheffield Wednesday and Stevenage. Speaking in 2018, Roeder said the club he had the most affinity with was Newcastle, with fond memories of winning promotion in his first season at the club. Stay up to date with Newcastle United with our Black & White Bulletin! It's never normal at Newcastle United, and we've formulated the perfect method for you to keep up to date with the club.
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He said: "When I look back and see the front three was Keegan, Waddle and Beardsley, I can see why we got promoted that year!" LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson offered a further tribute to Roeder, praising his kind nature. He said: "A cultured defender as a player, he managed with a studious style and was always generous with his time and ideas. "Glenn was such an unassuming, kind gentleman who demonstrated lifelong dedication to the game. "Not one to court headlines, his commitment and application to his work at all levels warrants special mention. "Football has lost a great servant today and our sincere condolences go to Glenn's family and friends."
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