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Midlands football clubs pay tributes to Jimmy Hill

Midlands football clubs pay tributes to former football player Jimmy Hill as news breaks of the former Coventry City manager's death


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Lineker: Hill 'gave the game so much in so many ways'

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has paid tribute to former football and broadcaster Jimmy Hill, who has died aged 87.

"A football man through and through who gave the game so much in so many ways", he tweeted.

Coventry City legend Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

Jimmy Hill has died Credit: PA

Former football player and Coventry City manager and club chairman Jimmy Hill has died aged 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The Sky Blues legend and football broadcaster had been fighting the disease for some years.

He oversaw significant changes at City during his time as manager between 1961 and 1967. He went on to be come the club's managing director in 1975 and then eventually club chairman.

A statute in his honour was unveiled at the Ricoh Arena back in 2011, with money for the statue raised by members of the public.

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Fulham: 'Terribly sad news' about Jimmy Hill's death

Fulham football club has said news of the death of former player Jimmy Hill, aged 87, is "terribly sad".


Joe Cole signs for Coventry City

Joe Cole Credit: PA

Former England international Joe Cole has agreed to sign a 35-day loan deal with League One club Coventry.

The 33-year-old will sign for the club on Monday, where he will remain until 22 November. He will be at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow to watch Coventry City take on Blackpool.

City manager Tony Mowbray said: "I'm delighted to welcome such a high-calibre player to the club.

"Joe has a great pedigree, both on the domestic and international stage, and I'm sure he'll have a fantastic impact during his time at the club."

Coventry City sign striker Marc Antoine-Fortune

Fortune during his time at Wigan Athletic Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

Coventry City have confirmed the signing of striker Marc Antoine-Fortune on a one-year deal.

The former West Brom player has trained with the Sky Blues over the past week and impressed manager Tony Mowbray.

Since starting to play in the United Kingdom, Antoine-Fortune has also played for sides including Celtic, Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers.

He will wear the number 32 shirt for the Sky Blues.

He'll give the squad a physical presence up front and he'll bring plenty of experience to the squad, which the young players can tap into."

"He's a great option for us to have and with Marc in our squad, I think we've got a better balance in the forward areas."

– Tony Mowbray, Coventry City manager
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