Mike Bailey who was the Hereford United manager between 1978-1979 has been diagnosed with dementia.

Bailey won two England caps in 1964 and was a central role during Wolverhampton Wanderers resurgence in the 1970’s where they reached the 1972 UEFA Cup Final, and won the League Cup in 1974.

He arrived at Edgar Street in 1978 replacing John Sillett as manager. In his first full season Hereford finished 14th in the old Division Four and Bailey departed the club in October 1979 to take up the reins at Charlton Athletic.

The PFA has called for restrictions on heading in training and says a game wide strategy is urgently needed for dealing with dementia and neurodegenerative diseases in football.