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Steve Russell
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Very Sad News - Rest in Peace Frank...

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Very sad news from the Club...
Rest in Peace Frank..

'The club is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Frank Sibley.
Sibley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004, passed away yesterday (Friday) at the
age of 76.

Sibley made his debut for the R’s at the age of just 15, going on to represent the club 168 times
between 1963 and 1971.

A part of QPR’s double-winning side which won the Third Division title and the League Cup in 1967,
Sibley was forced to retire due to injury at the age of just 23, moving into a coaching role at the club
under Gordon Jago.

Sibley would go on to be Dave Sexton’s assistant before taking over as manager himself in 1977 when he
was just 29.

He would leave a year later before returning to Loftus Road in the late 80s, taking on coaching roles as
well as being in caretaker charge of the side.

Sibley was also part of Gerry Francis’s coaching set up in the 90s.

The thoughts of everyone at QPR are with his family and friends at this sad time.

A full tribute will be paid to Frank in due course.'

My condolences to Frank's family.....
steveqpr881
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Re: Very Sad News - Rest in Peace Frank...

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I'd heard he wasn't well, quite a while ago.
For all the contributions he made to the Club, in many ways, very much an unsung hero.
Kerrins
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Re: Very Sad News - Rest in Peace Frank...

Post by Kerrins »

Very sad news.

I remember him well.
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