Ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend, it has been announced by BBC Sport that Ray Wilkins’ widow, Jackie will present the trophy to the champions after the game.
Wilkins played for Manchester United and scored in the FA Cup final in 1983, helping his side to secure the illustrious trophy in that year.
He won the competition three times whilst he was the assistant manager at Chelsea.
Wilkins sadly passed away on 4th April and FA Chairman Greg Clarke had this to say about the gesture:
It is particularly fitting that both clubs and the wider football community will unite to remember Ray Wilkins on the day.
Ray had a longstanding affinity with the competition, winning it as both a player and as an assistant manager. He is sorely missed.
As well as this, the matchday programme will have tributes dedicated to him inside it and both sets of fans will unveil a banner to honour his memory.
Wilkins’ funeral in April was attended by Antonio Conte and other members of the footballing community, with a fitting send-off prepared ahead of the clash at Wembley this weekend.