Posh legend Turner passes away after lengthy illness

Posh legend Chris Turner has passed away aged 64.
Posh legend Chris Turner has passed away aged 64.
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Peterborough United legend Chris Turner passed away today (April 27) aged 64.

Turner was a player, captain, manager, chairman and owner of Posh. He had battled against dementia for the last eight years, the last few in a care home in Wisbech.

Turner played 364 times for Posh between 1969 and 1978, mostly as a centre-back. He scored 43 goals.

Turner returned to manage Posh in January 1991 and promptly led the team to back-to-back promotions and a place in the second tier of English football for the first time in the club’s history.

He quit as manager in December 1992 after leading a buy-out of his beloved club. He instead became chairman.

Turner left Posh when the club was sold to Barry Fry in May 1996.

Fellow Posh legend Tommy Robson, the club’s record apperance-maker, who visited Turner earlier today, said: “Chris was a true club legend. He gave 100 per cent in each and every one of his roles at the club, quite simply because he loved Peterborough United. It’s a very sad day for anyone who loves Posh.”

Turner leaves behind devoted wife Lynne.