Football: Tony Barton dead

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The Independent Online
Tony Barton, the manager of Aston Villa when they won the European Cup in 1982, has died at his home in Hampshire, aged 57. Barton, who underwent heart by-pass surgery last year, was promoted by Villa when Ron Saunders resigned four months before the triumph over Bayern Munich. He was sacked within two years, and later suffered a heart attack while in charge of Northampton. Dennis Mortimer, Villa's captain on that historic night in Rotterdam, last night paid tribute to Barton. 'He was a nice guy who never shot his mouth off but just got on with the job'.