Ron Greenwood 1921-2006

West Ham United are extremely saddened by the news that our former manager, Ron Greenwood, has died at the age of 84.

Ron managed the Hammers between 1961 and 1974 and led the club to great success in the mid 60s - winning the FA Cup in 1964 and securing our only European triumph in the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later at Wembley.

He handed over the reins to his protege John Lyall in 1974 and stepped up to become general manager at Upton Park, before taking on the role of England manager in 1977. He led the country to the World Cup finals in 1982, before making way for Bobby Robson

Ron sadly passed away this morning after a long illness. Our sincere thoughts and condolences go to Ron's widow Lucy and the rest of his family.

A minute's silence will be held to pay tribute to Ron before our Premiership clash against Birmingham City on Monday night, and a full tribute will also appear on later.