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The Football association of Wales has confirmed in a statement that Gary Speed has Died.

The statement said: “We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family. We ask that everyone respects the family’s privacy at this very sad time.”

Gary Speed was found hanged at home in Chester this morning.

8 September 1969 – 27 November 2011


 Speed has been manager at Wales since December 2010 and has done unpresedented things with the club, winning their last three games, and five games over all since he became manager.  Earlier this month he had said, that the sides ‘rapid improvement’ had exceeded all his expectations.  At the time, he said: “We’ve progressed further than I’d have thought in this space of time but we’ve still got a lot of work to do.”

Speed has had an impressive career, playing midfield at Leeds, Newcastle, Everton and Bolton, before landing the coaching job at Wales after just four months managerial experience. 

Speed enjoyed a 14 year international career winning 85 caps for his country.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 42 year-old’s death.

Our condolances to his family and loved ones.