Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of James Smith, retired English footballer and manager who recently passed away.
James Michael Smith was an English retired footballer and manager. As a player, he made 249 appearances in the Fourth Division of The Football League, representing Aldershot, Halifax Town, Lincoln City and Colchester United, and played for three-and-a-half years for Boston United of the Northern Premier League.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of James Michael Smith. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Sad news..Jim Smith has passed away. What an entertaining side Jim gave us. 1979/80 promotion season as well as that side in 80/81 (I think) Worthington, Curbishley, Todd, Dillon, Dennis, Langan etc..
— Jobey (@jobeylad) December 10, 2019
It is with great sadness that we must announce our former manager and #OUFC great Jim Smith has passed away.
— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) December 10, 2019
Coventry City are saddened to learn of the death of our former Assistant Manager Jim Smith, at the age of 79.
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) December 10, 2019
It is with deep regret that Derby County Football Club has this evening learnt of the passing of its former manager, Jim Smith.
The thoughts of everyone associated with Derby County go out to Jim’s family at this difficult time. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/BMXr9hF38x
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) December 10, 2019
Legend – the most overused phrase in football. In Jim Smith’s case, fully deserved. Rest in Peace Jim, you made unforgettable memories for so many of us. Not just a brilliant football manager, but also a lovely, funny, charming bloke. A bit of Derby County has died with you #DCFC
— Stuart Forsyth (@sjforsyth) December 10, 2019
In 1999 i signed for one of the greatest managerial characters that ever graced the English game. Jim “the bald eagle” Smith was a legend. Funny, straight talking, loved life and football. It was a privilege to play for you. RIP Jim ❤️ pic.twitter.com/q4twWrYp8D
— Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) December 10, 2019
Former #Rovers manager Jim Smith has sadly passed away aged 79.
Smith managed the club between 1975 and 1978, and took charge of 114 matches. pic.twitter.com/9DWWZ5tIEn
— Rovers Chat (@rovers_chat) December 10, 2019
Absolutely gutted to hear about the passing of Jim Smith. Grew up being shown videos of his sides. Can only imagine how everyone who lived through it must be feeling 😢 RIP 💔🐑 pic.twitter.com/GdCe4epTYh
— Jake Barker (@JakeBarker1212) December 10, 2019
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