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Harry Redknapp pays tribute to Spurs legend Ralph Coates who has died at 64

17 Dec 2010 12:03:30

Harry Redknapp pays tribute to Spurs legend Ralph Coates who has died at 64

Former England and Tottenham midfielder Ralph Coates has died, his agent has confirmed. Coates passed away peacefully this morning following a stroke. He was 64. He was capped four times by Sir Alf Ramsey and scored the winning goal for Spurs in their 1973 League Cup final victory over Norwich. Legends all: Ralph Coates (2nd right) celebrates Tottenham's UEFA Cup Final defeat of Wolves in 1972 along with (from left) Mike England, Alan Gilzean and Joe Kinnear with Martin Chivers at the back Coates started his career at Burnley and also played for Leyton Orient during a 16-year career that ended in 1980. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: 'He was just a great guy, one of life's nice fellas. He is still loved here. 'I came across him in his Burnley days. We have sent condolences to his family.' Coates played 229 matches for Spurs, scoring 23 goals.  LIVE: Champions League draw - find out who Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will face in the last 16Champions League draw: Arsenal blow as Arsene Wenger's side land Barcelona, Spurs face AC Milan, Manchester United draw Marseille and Chelsea face CopenhagenTottenham plan to redevelop Crystal Palace as part of Olympic Stadium bidJenas takes blame for injury setback as Spurs midfielder admits rushing backSpurs captain King handed eight-week driving ban after clocking 105mphBale is not for sale! Spurs chairman Levy tells fans star is going nowhereTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC


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