The Week Ahead: Birthdays:

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Today: Sammy McIlroy, the former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer (88 caps), now manager of Macclesfield (born 1954).

Tomorrow: Osvaldo Ardiles, who won the World Cup with Argentina and the FA Cup with "Tottingham" (1953).

Thursday: Ray Clemence, the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, now England's goalkeeping coach (1948).

Saturday: Cricketer Greg Chappell, who played for Australia 87 times, captaining them 48 times (1948).

Sunday: Nigel Mansell, Britain's most successful motor racing driver with 31 Formula One Grand Prix victories, the 1992 F1 world championship and the 1993 IndyCar title (1954).