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Tributes to former Norwich manager Ron Saunders who has died at 87

Tributes have been paid today to former Norwich City manager Ron Saunders who has died at the age of 87.

Ron Saunders Credit: ITV Anglia

In 1972 he took The Canaries into the top flight of English football for the very first time.

Much of his success at Norwich was put down to his gruelling training sessions which kept the team very fit.

Training at Mousehold Heath Credit: ITV Anglia

He was particularly known for taking the team to Mousehold Heath in the city for training sessions on the hills there.

Ron Saunders first took charge at Norwich in 1969, when he was 36.

The club says it's deeply saddened to learn of his death.

Training at Mousehold Heath Credit: ITV Anglia

Fans have described him as one of Norwich's best ever managers who will be sadly missed.

He died on Saturday at 3pm.

Players from another of his former clubs, Aston Villa, will wear black armbands today as a mark of respect.

Ron Saunders 1936-2019 Credit: ITV Anglia