Gary Speed

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Speed managing Wales in 2011.

Gary Andrew Speed, MBE (8 September 1969 – 27 November 2011) was a Welsh footballer and manager. He played mainly as a midfielder. He was born in Mancot, Flintshire.

Speed played for Leeds United from 1988 until 1996, Everton from 1996 until 1998, Newcastle United from 1998 until 2004, Bolton Wanderers from 2004 until 2008 and Sheffield United from 2008 until 2010. After playing, he managed Sheffield United for a time in 2010 and later Wales from 2010 until his death.

Speed killed himself by hanging on 27 November 2011 in the garage of his home in Huntington, Cheshire, England. He was 42. He was outlived by his wife their two sons, Ed and Tom.[1]

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