Allan Harris RIP

Last updated : 29 November 2017 By CNS Sport

Former Coventry City defender Allan Harris passed away last week aged 74.

Harris, who made 69 appearances for the Sky Blues after being signed by Jimmy Hill, scoring once versus Leyton Orient.

The brother of Ron "Chopper" Harris, returned to Chelsea whom he played for before City signed him and went onto play for QPR, Plymouth and Cambridge United.

After a spell in non-league and in Ireland, Harris went into management and worked at the likes of Crystal Palace, QPR. Tottenham, Reading, Barcelona with Terry Venables before spells at Espanyol, then in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey before finishing his career as manager of the Malaysia national side in 2004.

Paying tribute to his brother, Ron Harris said: "We were very, very close, playing together from when we lived over in Hackney and Allan played for the Under-11s district side and I was eight or nine at the time.

"One of the reasons I went to Chelsea was that he went there two years before me and then we progressed through, and the highlight was being brothers who played together in an FA Cup final. My mum and dad were really proud and so were me and Allan."