Former Manchester United and Leicester boss Frank O’Farrell has died at the age of 94, it was declared on Monday.

The former Ireland international assisted Leicester to the 1969 FA Cup final, in which they were defeated by Manchester City, during his three-year spell in charge of the Foxes.

But he was well known as the man who replaced Matt Busby as Red Devils manager in 1971, though his Old Trafford rule lasted only 18 months.

After a promising beginning at Old Trafford, during which United topped the league, Man Utd lost their way, concluding the season in eighth spot.

It is deeply saddened to reckon that former manager, Frank O’Farrell, has passed away aged 94.

O’Farrell was dismissed in December 1972 with United third from bottom of the English top league and superseded by Tommy Docherty.

He later directed Cardiff, the Iran national team and United Arab Emirates club Al-Shaab.

“Everybody at Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn that our former manager, Frank O’Farrell, has died,” United said on their website.

Leicester also praised their former boss.

“It was with great sadness that the club heard the news that former manager Frank O’Farrell died on 6 March, 2022, aged 94,” the club stated.

“The thoughts of everyone at Leicester City Football Club are with the family and friends of Frank at this sad time.”

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