Tributes have been paid to Wolverhampton-born Jack Taylor OBE, who has died at his Shropshire home at the age of 82.
"Jack Taylor set the benchmark for refereeing, not just in this country but across the world, and in later life he applied the same levels of integrity, commitment and sheer love of the game to his other roles in football.
"Very few people in football can match the contribution made by Jack Taylor and fewer still have managed to do it whilst retaining the respect and admiration of absolutely everyone they have come into contact with.
"He will be greatly missed by everybody at The Football League and its clubs and our thoughts are with his family and friends."
"The club offers its sincere condolences to Jack's wife Sue and the rest of the Taylor family, and his many friends both inside the game and out."
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