Record-breaker Powell dies

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Former Wales midfielder Ivor Powell, who won a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest football coach, has died aged 96.

Powell played for Wales, Blackpool, QPR and Aston Villa, after starting his working life in the mines of South Wales. A tough tackler, he moved to Aston Villa for a fee of £17,000 in 1948, and while at Blackpool he struck up his friendship with Sir Stanley Matthews, who went on to be best man at his wedding.

He managed Port Vale, Bradford and Carlisle and had spells coaching at Bath and also with PAOK in Greece, before joining the University of Bath as a football coach in the early 1970s.

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