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Ex-Wigan & Man City manager John Benson dies aged 67

Wigan Athletic

Former Wigan manager and director of football, John Benson, has died at the age of 67 after a short illness.

The ex-defender managed Wigan in 1999, following spells in the 1980s at the helm with Manchester City and Burnley.

As a player, Benson joined Manchester City as an apprentice in 1961 and also played for Torquay, Norwich and Bournemouth, who he also managed.

Current Wigan boss Roberto Martinez described his passing as a "sad day for the club".

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