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Welsh football pays tribute to Eddie May

Eddie May died in his sleep, aged 68 Photo: ITV Wales News

Tributes are being paid to a former Cardiff City manager who has died at the age of 68. Eddie May also captained Wrexham as a player and ended his career at Swansea. May's most fondly remembered for his time in charge of the Bluebirds, where he won the Division 3 title and Welsh Cup in 1993.

Eddie made his Wrexham debut at Aldershot in 1968 and stayed with the club for eight seasons, spending most of his time as captain. He was part od the side which won the Welsh Cup in 1972. The defender then moved to Swansea City where he ended his career by helping the Swans to promotion.

Eddie May moved into coaching and took over at Newport County in 1988. He became a Cardiff City legend during a near four year stint in charge at Ninian Park, leading the side to the Division Three title and Welsh Cup double in 1993.

The footballer managed a further series of teams at home and abroad. He died in his sleep at the age of 68.