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PL clubs to honour Wilkins this weekend

4 Apr 2018
Ray Wilkins

Applause will be held at this weekend's matches after the former Chelsea and QPR player and coach died on Wednesday

Premier League clubs will honour Ray Wilkins at this weekend's matches after the former player and coach passed away, at the age of 61.

Wilkins enjoyed a long playing career with Chelsea, Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace, winning 84 caps for England.

He also had success as a player-manager at QPR and a first-team coach at Chelsea, helping the Blues win the Premier League title in 2009/10.

Clubs will hold a moment's applause ahead of their fixtures this weekend.

Richard Scudamore, the Premier League Executive Chairman, said: "Ray had an outstanding career in English, Scottish and European football, playing 84 times for England, 10 as captain. He made an impact on the game as a player, coach, manager and pundit.

"Above all, he was good and kind person who graced the game for half a century."

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