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I'll always treasure my memories of being at Newcastle with my good friend Jack, says Iam McFaul

 

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Charlton married his wife Pat in 1958, with the couple going on to have three children (PA)

Charlton married his wife Pat in 1958, with the couple going on to have three children (PA)

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Charlton married his wife Pat in 1958, with the couple going on to have three children (PA)

Former Northern Ireland international Iam McFaul has revealed the great friendship that he enjoyed with Jack Charlton, which began many years before he succeeded the England World Cup winner as manager of Newcastle United.

McFaul's association with Charlton goes back almost half a century, when the pair first became pals in the unlikely setting of Vancouver in Canada.

Over a decade later when Arthur Cox left St James' Park after guiding Newcastle to promotion, the Geordies turned to one of their own and appointed Charlton as boss. One of the first things he did was ensure McFaul, who played over 300 games during a nine-year spell with the club, was retained on the staff.