Exclusive Interview: Jack Charlton

The Leeds United legend has been chatting about his time at the club, as manager of Ireland and about England's chances in Brazil

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World Cup winner Charlton assesses England's chances on eve of competition

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:


Jackie's army fondly remembered by fans' favourite

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:

United legend Charlton plays down England's World Cup hopes

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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