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Chairman pays tribute to Albion legend

23 December 2015

Players to wear black armbands for Don Howe at Swansea

CHAIRMAN Jeremy Peace has added his own tribute to Don Howe following the passing of the Albion legend at the age of 80.

Howe made 379 appearances for the Club, scoring 19 times, during a 14-year spell at The Hawthorns.

He also spent four years as Albion's manager during the early 1970s.

Jeremy Peace said: “As Chairman of West Bromwich Albion I was very saddened to hear of the death of Don Howe.

“Don made more than 350 appearances for Albion during a successful period for the Club.

“It was also no surprise that, in 2004 as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, Don was named as one of our best-ever players. 

“That alone underlines his status as a true Baggies legend.

“As a coach his reputation reached way beyond The Hawthorns, not least being an integral part of England’s two most successful tournaments since 1966  – in 1990, under Sir Bobby Robson, and then as assistant to Terry Venables at Euro 96.

“On behalf of the Club, I pass on my condolences and thoughts to his family and friends.”

The players will wear black armbands at Swansea on Boxing Day as a mark of respect, and the Club will pay their own tribute to Howe before the clash against Newcastle United on Monday, December 28, at The Hawthorns.

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