It is with great sadness that today we learn of the passing of former Barnsley manager, Jim Iley, at the age of 82.
The West Yorkshire native had a fine playing career, representing the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United where he is remembered fondly as captain of The Magpies, helping them to First Division promotion in 1965.
Jim went into management after hanging up his boots, taking charge of Peterborough United and his success there over a three-year spell saw him appointed at Oakwell. Manager of the Reds between 1973 and 1978, it is often said that throughout those testing days in the fourth tier, he laid the foundations that later saw the club make their way back into the second tier.
All of our thoughts are with the family and friends at this sad time.
Rest in peace, Jim.