Former Boston United player-manager Don Donovan dies

Don Donovan and Shaun Pearson in 2011
Don Donovan and Shaun Pearson in 2011

Don Donovan, who led Boston United to successive league titles in the 1960s, has died aged 83.

The player-boss was in charge of title winning sides between 1966 and 1968.

Don was a former Republic of Ireland international and Everton and Grimsby Town player and had returned to The Jakemans Stadium in March 2011 as the club’s United Legend guest against Alfreton Town.

A club spokesman said: “The thoughts of Boston United are with the Donovan family at this sad time.”