Quite remarkable how two absolute legends of football have died within a few days of each other.

Franz Beckenbauer, the ultimate artist and the second to win the World Cup as a player and a manger, for West Germany — the first man to do this double was the brilliant Mario Zagallo who died at the weekend aged 92. 

Zagallo won the World Cup as a player for Brazil in 1958 and 1962. He also managed the best team I have seen in my 75 years – the 1970 Brazilian World Cup side.

He was also the assistant manager in 1994 when they again won the World Cup and was manager again in1998 when they got to the final only to be beaten by the hosts, France, who had Didier Deschamps in the side. Like Zagallo and Beckenbauer, became the third person to win the World Cup as both player and manager.