The football club is saddened to learn of the death of former player and manager Chris Turner.

Peterborough United Football Club can confirm the sad news that former player and manager Chris Turner has passed away at the age of 64.

Turner had battled against dementia for the last eight years. Our condolences go to his wife Lynne and his family at this difficult time.

Turner played 364 times for Posh between 1969 and 1978, mostly as a centre-back. He scored 43 goals.

He returned to manage Posh in January 1991 and promptly led the team to back-to-back promotions and a place in the second tier of English football for the first time in the club’s history.

He went onto to become chairman and then owner of the football club. Tributes have been pouring in on social media with Gary Kimble, who scored the winner for Turner's men in a famous cup success at Liverpool tweeting: 'R.I.P Chris Turner, hope I made you proud that night against Liverpool winning 1-0 #GodBless

The club will upload more tributes in the next few days. We have uploaded a tribute to Chris on YouTube and you can watch it here