Sunderland boss David Moyes in tribute to legend Charlie Hurley

David Moyes today hailed Charlie Hurley as a "tremendous player and great leader".

Saturday, 19th November 2016, 12:47 pm
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:27 pm
David Moyes: Praise

Sunderland have dedicated this afternoon's Premier League match to the legend who has celebrated turning 80-years-young.

The man, affectionately known as "King Charlie" was at the Stadium of Light with members of the 1963-64 promotion winning heroes.

Moyes, writing in Red & White, the club's match programme, said: "So much about football is the history of the club, the great players, teams and games.

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"This is something that will never go away. People who can still recall Charlie's team will remember a tremendous player and great leader.

"And it is a fitting tribute for all he diod for the club that he is still held in such high esteem.

"We have to produce our own history now and I hope the 1964 team can give today's players added inspiration in showing what it can be like to be seen as Sunderland heroes."