– Roy Hodgson, former West Brom and current England manager
He was a well liked, loved and respected figure at West Bromwich Albion right up until his retirement last year.
Dave’s loyalty and dedication to the club – an amazing 51 years – was legendary.
During my time at the club, he fought very bravely and won a battle against cancer.
The funeral of Dave Matthews, the kit-man who spent 51 years serving West Brom, takes place today (1 May).