Manchester City life president, Bernard Halford has passed away at the age of 77.
Halford, who worked as City’s club secretary for nearly 40 years, had been suffering from ill health for some time.
City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “The loss of Bernard Halford marks an extremely sad day for our football club. Bernard was an incredibly dedicated, loyal and wonderful part of the City story for almost five decades.
“I was fortunate and privileged enough to know him for 10 of those years. He lived and breathed Manchester City and was a tireless advocate for us.
“His depth of knowledge about Manchester City was unparalleled and his enthusiasm for the club infectious. Even as his health deteriorated, he was a familiar face at the City Football Academy or at the Etihad Stadium.”