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Plans announced for George Best Manchester hotel - reports

Plans have been unveiled for a George Best hotel in Manchester, it has been reported.

Insider Media limited reports that Signature Living is combing the Belfast Boy's former stomping ground for a suitable location and that members of the Best family are supporting the plan.

Should the plan get the go-ahead it will honour the legendary Northern Ireland footballer's achievements.

Lawrence Kenwright, founder of Signature Living, told the business website: "I personally am incredibly excited at the prospect of bringing a George Best Hotel to Manchester. It will be a tourist destination in its own right and will add a different dimension to Manchester's burgeoning accommodation offer."

Signature Living currently operates four hotels in Liverpool. In 2015 it launched a hotel themed on the former Liverpool boss Bill Shankly in the Merseyside city.

George played 37 times for the national squad, scoring nine goals.

After a long battle with alcoholism he died in 2005, aged 59.

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