United in rouw: de man die de 'Class of '92' opgeleid heeft, is niet meer
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In Engeland rouwt men om het verlies van Eric Harrison. Hij was jarenlang jeugdtrainer én hoofd jeugdopleiding bij Manchester United, waar hij de befaamde lichting van 1992 voortbracht.
Met Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary en Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs en David Beckham geldt de 'Class of '92' nog steeds als één van de beste jeugdlichtingen ooit in het mondiale voetbal. Eric Harrison had daar meer dan zijn verdienste aan, geeft ook Alex Ferguson mee. De man overleed op 81-jarige leeftijd omringd door familie.
We are extremely saddened to report that our former youth coach Eric Harrison passed away last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eric's family and friends at this sad and difficult time. pic.twitter.com/vS94a8MKxr— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019
The Premier League is deeply saddened to learn that former Manchester United youth coach Eric Harrison, has died at the age of 81— Premier League (@premierleague) February 14, 2019
Our thoughts are with Eric's family and friends at this difficult time
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Sir Alex Ferguson pays tribute to Eric Harrison:— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019
“Eric's contribution to football and not just at Manchester United was incredible. When I came as manager I was lucky enough to have Eric on the staff as head of youth development.” pic.twitter.com/sGBzRxMmtO
“I got to see the work he did and not just with the Class of 92 but with all the young players. He built character and determination in those young players and prepared them for the future.”— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019
“He was a teacher, he gave these players a path, a choice and he only did that through his own hard work and sacrifice. He was able to impart that education to the young which made him one of the greatest coaches of our time.” #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019
The #MUFC family pay tribute to Eric Harrison.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 14, 2019
Ook Everton, waar de man eerder in dienst was, plaatste een rouwbericht op social media.
We're saddened by the passing of Eric Harrison, youth coach, reserve coach and assistant manager at Everton in the 1970s and early 1980s.— Everton (@Everton) February 14, 2019
Our deepest condolences go out to Eric's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/0Cbx2leM1L