John Bond dies aged 79

John Bond
John Bond, right, with his assistant at Manchester City John Benson. Credit: PA

Former Manchester City manager John Bond has died aged 79. The Essex-born defender had a long playing career with West Ham, before moving into management. After successful spells with Bournemouth and Norwich, he took the reins at Maine Road for three years.

Following his retirement he worked as a radio pundit. Bond's son Kevin was also a footballer and most recently worked as Harry Redknapp's assistant at Spurs.

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