Date: 27th November 2011 at 1:48pm
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Wales manager Gary Speed has been found dead in his home at the age of 42, the Football Association of Wales has announced.

Speed made his name a a player with Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and then our neighbours Sheffield United, where he went on to take his first managerial job.

He went on to achieve his dream of managing his home country, and was doing a fine job of transforming the team before his untimely death today.

Although he had no ties with Wednesday, and was a legend with Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and player-manager across the city, Speed was a player admired throughout British football.

RIP Gary Speed