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We have been treated to an exclusive chat on the eve of the World Cup in Brazil with one of those rare sporting heroes - an Englishman who has actually won the famous trophy.
Big Jack Charlton, who spent his entire playing career at Leeds United and of course managed Sheffield Wednesday, has been talking to us about England's chances this time around and reflecting on a lifetime in the game:
Jack Charlton has been remembering how John Charles told him off for giving out orders on the pitch during a Leeds United game.
Charlton played at centre half for Leeds and England, winning trophies with club and country, including the World Cup.
In an exclusive interview with ITV Calendar, he told Duncan Wood how he was put back in his place by Leeds stalwart John Charles:
Leeds United legend and former Ireland manager Jack Charlton says he fondly remembers his time in charge of the national team and regularly visits the island to fish.
Charlton secured hero's status among the Boys in Green faithful after beating England 1-0 in 1988.
The fans still sing his name at Ireland games and he told Duncan Wood the players' loyalty and belief in his system were key to the success:
Leeds United legend and World Cup winner Jack Charlton says this year's crop of players aren't as good as those in 1966.
Charlton holds the record for the most appearances at United and played for the club during its most successful years under Don Revie.
The competition begins on Thursday with England kicking off their campaign against Italy on Saturday, but Charlton says he is not optimistic:
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Leeds United legend, England World Cup winner, former Sheffield Wednesday and Ireland manager has been speaking to Calendar exclusively