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Football legend Jack Charlton ill

Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton was taken ill on a family holiday

World Cup winner Jack Charlton has been taken to hospital after collapsing during a family holiday in Spain.

The 74-year-old was taken to a private clinic after falling ill in Mascarat on the Costa Blanca complaining of eye problems, his son John said.

Tests were inconclusive and he was discharged to return to his family.

Born in Northumberland, he played for Leeds United and became manager of Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle and the Republic of Ireland.



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