Gary Speed


Gary Speed: Wales manager's mother talks about his death

Gary Speed's mother has spoken at length about the sadness that "never goes away," more than a decade after the ex-footballer took his own life. The former Wales manager was found dead at his home in November 2011. He was widely credited with reigniting Welsh football fortunes and setting them...
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Gary Speed: Mural tribute to former Wales manager

A giant mural has been painted to remember former Wales manager Gary Speed. Speed had been in charge of the national team for 11 months when he was found dead at his home in November 2011 but is widely credited for helping to kick-start the rise of Welsh football. Wales...

FAW to continue 'Gary Speed legacy' with new high performance strategy

The Football Association of Wales intends to strengthen "the legacy of Gary Speed" with a new high performance strategy to aid player development. FAW chief of football Dr David Adams says much of the organisation's good practice can draw its roots to Speed's brief time as Wales manager. Speed took...

Osian Roberts pays tribute to the role played by Gary Speed in his career path

Crystal Palace assistant Osian Roberts has expressed his gratitude to Gary Speed for helping him on the path to becoming a Premier League coach. Last weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the former Wales manager’s death at the age of 42. Roberts was a member of Speed’s coaching staff at...

Leeds pay tribute to ‘monumental’ Gary Speed on 10th anniversary of his death

Leeds will mark the 10th anniversary of former player Gary Speed’s death by wearing black armbands during Saturday’s Premier League game at Brighton. Former Leeds midfielder Speed, who scored 57 goals in 312 appearances in all competitions for the club from 1987-96, was found hanged at his home in Chester on November 27, 2011, aged 42.

Gary Speed: Former Wales manager and captain remembered, 10 years on

BBC Sport Wales looks back at the life and tragic passing 10 years ago of Gary Speed, the former Wales manager and captain. You can listen to a special programme about the life and legacy of the former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Sounds and later on demand on Saturday, 27 November from 19:00 GMT.

Gary Speed: Late former manager always in Wales' thoughts, says Joe Allen

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Saturday, 13 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT. Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, plus live text and score updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Joe Allen says Wales will carry the memory of their former manager, the late Gary Speed,...

Joe Allen believes Gary Speed set Wales on the path to success

Joe Allen says Wales are still benefiting from Gary Speed’s legacy as the 10th anniversary of his death approaches.Friday marks 10 years since former captain Speed, who won 85 caps for Wales, managed his country for the last time – a 4-1 friendly win over Norway.Speed died in 2011 aged 42 when he was discovered hanged at his home.“It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years really,” Allen said.“A lot of the lads still talk about Gary, the influence he had on us as young players back when he was manager.“He revamped a lot of things, not just on the...