A member of the Dundee Hall of Fame, John Duncan, passed away. He was 73 at the time of her death. Taking to Twitter, the League Managers’ Association announced his unexpected death. The club shared the pictures of the late former manager of Town. It was added that he died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Tributes poured in for him on social media ever since the news of his demise surfaced on the internet. Here, check what happened to him and how did he die. Scroll below for more details.
Over the course of a 15-year playing career, the Dundonian appeared more than 100 times for both Tottenham Hotspur and the Dark Blues. He received the League Cup after Dundee defeated Celtic at Hampden in 1974. Later in the season, in a defeat to AC Milan, he would score. He would also score a legendary hat trick in the UEFA Cup against Cologne. This proves beyond a doubt that John Duncan passed away peacefully from natural causes at home in the company of loved ones.
How Did John Duncan Die?
Duncan played 188 times for the squad in his hometown before moving to London in 1974 for a club record £140,000. With 109 goals overall, he finished as Scotland’s top scorer, including an incredible 40 in 46 games in 1972–1973. Duncan is still the team’s seventh-highest scorer in terms of total goals. He played for Scunthorpe United and Derby County in his final two seasons before switching to management.
Duncan took over at Chesterfield after serving as a player-manager there, when he made his managerial debut, before going on to Ipswich in 1987. After three years at Portman Road, Duncan spent seven more years there, up until the year 2000. They lost to Middlesbrough in the 1997 FA Cup semifinal after a replay, and he is famous for guiding them there. He had teaching credentials as well. The former manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, said that he will always remember John with a great deal of respect and affection.
He added that when he was playing and managing in Scotland, he remembers him playing up front for Dundee, and then he went on to be an exceptional striker for Tottenham. Adding further, Alex Ferguson said that John had such humility and a great sense of humor and he spoke with him only a matter of weeks ago. “I will miss seeing him and I send my deepest condolences to his daughters, his sister, his partner, and their families,” said Alex.