TRIBUTES continue to pour in for ex-Sheffield United player, coach and manager Gary Speed ahead of an inquest opening into his tragic death.
Meanwhile, MPs united in paying tribute to the Wales football manager, who was found dead at the weekend.
Speed, aged 42, was discovered hanged at his Cheshire home on Sunday morning, just hours after appearing on television.
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Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru MPs today tabled a Commons motion offering the House’s sympathies to Speed’s wife and two sons, and demanding “greater understanding of the pressures placed on those in the media spotlight and of mental health issues in general”.
The Early Day Motion hails Wales’ “significant progress under his guidance” in the 11 months since Speed was appointed manager and recognises his “inspiring effect on players and supporters alike”.
It also calls for appreciation of the “sorrow and loss his death has left among players and football supporters across Wales and beyond”.
An inquest was due to be opened and adjourned today at Warrington Coroner’s Court.