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Last Updated: Friday, 10 February 2006, 14:41 GMT
Ex-Scotland manager Prentice dies
John Prentice when he was manager of Clyde
John Prentice led Scotland to a draw against Brazil
Former Scotland manager John Prentice has died in Australia of a brain tumour at the age of 79.

Prentice played for Hearts, Rangers and Falkirk before managing Arbroath, the Bairns and Clyde.

He spent six months in charge of the national team in 1966, recording a 1-1 draw with reigning champions Brazil prior to the World Cup finals.

But he returned to club management with Dundee after defeats by England, Holland and Portugal.

Prentice, who moved to Australia in the 1970s, had succeeded Jock Stein after the Celtic legend's first spell in charge of the national side.

The high point of his playing career was captaining Falkirk to their Scottish Cup triumph over Kilmarnock in 1957.

His son, Alan, said: "My dad had a wonderful life and had many happy memories of his time in Scottish football."


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