Former Chelsea Assistant Manager Ray Wilkins Dies Aged 61

Former Chelsea Assistant Manager Ray Wilkins has passed away at the age of 61.

The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United star suffered a cardiac arrest last week and spent his final days in an induced coma at a hospital in south London.

Wilkins played for 12 clubs during his career, winning the FA Cup with United in 1983 and the Scottish title with Rangers in 1989.

Capped 84 times for England, the former midfielder is most commonly associated with Chelsea, having spent six years there as a player as well as having numerous stints as assistant manager and one as caretaker boss.

“I’m devastated to receive this sad news of my former team mate Ray Wilkins,” wrote former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton on Twitter. “A great footballer and well respected by the players rip a very sad day for me only laughing together a few weeks ago.”

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Former Chelsea Assistant Manager Ray Wilkins Dies Aged 61 Former Chelsea Assistant Manager Ray Wilkins has passed away at the age of 61. The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United star suffered a cardiac arrest last week and spent his final days in an induced coma at a hospital in south London. Wilkins played...