THE memory of Jimmy Adamson, hailed as “one of Burnley’s greatest-ever players” and who died this morning aged 82, will live on at his beloved Turf Moor.
Jimmy, captain of the 1959/60 Championship-winning team, played over 400 times for Burnley in his one-club career and went on to coach and manage the club in a career spanning 29 years at Turf Moor from 1947 to 1976.
A lounge at Turf Moor was named after him earlier this year.
In early 1976, Jimmy left Burnley and had spells as manager of Sunderland and Leeds United, before settling back in Burnley on his retirement. He leaves grandchildren Jenny, Katie, Sarah, James and Sam.