Tributes are being paid to England and Leeds legend Jack Charlton after his family announced he had passed away on Saturday morning.

The former centre-back spent his whole career at Leeds, making a total of 773 appearances for the club, while he was also part of the England team which won the World Cup in 1966.

After his playing career he went into management, taking charge of Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle and Republic of Ireland.

Following the sad news of his death, the English Football League tweeted: "We are saddened to learn of the passing of @LUFC and @England legend Jack Charlton at the age of 85.

Charlton's family announced he had passed away on Saturday morning

"Charlton made a club-record 773 appearances for Leeds United as a player and was a World Cup winner with his country. We will never forget him."

Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: "Saddened to hear that Jack Charlton has passed away. World Cup winner with England, manager of probably the best ever Ireland side and a wonderfully infectious personality to boot. RIP Jack."

The England football team also took to social media to post: "We are devastated by the news that Jack Charlton, a member of our World Cup-winning team of 1966, has passed away.

"Our deepest sympathies are with Jack's family, friends and former clubs."

The Football Association of Ireland added: "The FAI is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jack Charlton, the manager who changed Irish football forever.

"Our thoughts are with Pat and the family at this sad time. RIP"

The world of football has united in paying its respect

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Middlesbrough FC tweeted: "We're deeply saddened to report the passing of Jack Charlton, one of Boro's greatest ever managers."

And another of Charlton's former clubs, Newcastle United, tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former NUFC manager and England World Cup winner, Jack Charlton at the age of 85. RIP, Jack. A true legend of the game."

Manchester United tweeted: "We are extremely saddened by the passing of Jack Charlton, brother of Sir Bobby and member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team.

"Our deepest condolences go to all the Charlton family for their immensely sad loss."

Red Devils striker Marcus Rashford said: One of the greats. Thoughts are with Sir Bobby and the family."