The widow of Peterborough United legend Chris Turner admits she was overwhelmed by the reaction of the city and the club to the passing of her beloved husband.
Chris passed away on April 27 aged 64 following a long battle against dementia.
His funeral at Peterborough Cathedral the following month was attended by around 500 mourners, mostly from the world of football and including many Posh fans.
His widow Lynne said: “I was absolutely overwhelmed by the response to Chris’s passing. To know that he touched so many people associated with the football club is a great comfort for me.
“I was particularly thrilled that so many fans came to his funeral. Chris was known as a man of the people and the fact that so many supporters came along to pay their respects was heart-warming.
“It was a special moment when they all clapped as the coffin left the cathedral. I thank everyone who attended from the very bottom of my heart. Chris would have been embarrassed by the fuss, but he was worth it.”
Chris played 364 times for Posh between 1969 and 1978 and scored 42 goals.
He managed Posh between 1991 and 1993 and led the club to successive promotions and a place in the second tier of English football for the first time in the club’s history.
He also briefly owned the club.
Posh are hosting Cambridge United - another of Turner’s former clubs - in a Chris Turner Memorial match at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday, August 1.