FORMER REPUBLIC OF Ireland international and Arsenal assistant manager Theo Foley has died at the age of 83., according to a statement posted online on June. 24, 2020.
The Dublin native, who earned nine caps for his country, represented Home Farm and Exeter, Charlton and Burnley during his career. He also captained Northampton Town in the English First Division. The42.ie reported.
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Lee Dixon @LeeDixon2 wrote
So sad to hear about the passing of one of footballs good guys Theo Foley. RIP Theo. We all owe you for making us smile and laugh and lighting up every day we worked together.
Rest in Peace to Theo Foley Highly influential as the assistant coach to George Graham’s Arsenal side that won the League title in the 1988/1989 season… Once a Gooner Always a GoonerHeart suitHeart suitHeart suit
Phil Lloyd wrote
Theo Foley (83) was Assistant Manager to George Graham 1986-1990. He was there at Anfield 26/05\89, and was always the “good cop” to George’s “Bastard Cop”. Love you Theo. R.I.P.
Michael Carpenter wrote
R.I.P. Theo FOLEY (1937-2020), Irish footballer and football manager/coach.
During his footballing career, he played as a defender for Home Farm, Burnley, Exeter City, Northampton Town, and Charlton Athletic.
He also appeared nine times for @faIreland . @arsenal
Mark Antony Bullard wrote
Very sad of the passing of Theo foley, a very respected coach who was an excellent partner to George! Had the pleasure to meet at his book signing with yourself,David Hillier and Perry Groves, excellent night! Thinking of Theo’s friends and family xx
Nick Mason wrote
and I had the pleasure of meeting Theo Foley at @PieburyCorner
Even as people came up to speak to him and have him sign his book he wanted to continue our conversation about our trip to the Emirates and to see Arsenal. Sorry to hear about his passing.Alan Smith wroteDevastated to hear about the passing of Theo Foley. He was a kind, generous and very funny man respected and loved by everyone @Arsenal . Thinking of Sheila and family at this tragic time
Very sad news! Condolences to his family & friends. I remember back in ’99, I stop Theo Foley on Colchesters’ high st and asked him for his autograph. He looked shocked to be asked, but was a true gent & obliged. Still have it to this day with the rest of my Arsenal memorabilia.