posted on Aug, 16 2003 @ 07:59 AM
Tributes poured in today following the death of former Blackburn manager Ray Harford.
The 58-year-old, who had been battling against cancer, helped Kenny Dalglish lift the Premiership title at Blackburn in 1995 and was acknowledged as
one of the finest coaches of his generation.
Colin Hendry led the tributes, admitting he helped turn his career around.
Hendry was the rock on which Blackburn built the foundations of their title success.
"Ray was very influential in my career," said the former Scotland central defender. "He was the one who stuck me in my position and said 'don't move
"He told me my position was to defend, not to let anyone pass.
"He was a top-class coach and ranks alongside people like Craig Brown and Roy Hodgson."
Harford was assistant to Dalglish when the championship was secured. It was an ideal partnership, according to Hendry.