Wolves FPA Chairman John Richards was delighted and honoured to be invited to speak at a ceremony unveiling a PFA plaque in tribute to legendary player and manager Stan Cullis.
John attended the event at Cambridge Road Primary School in Ellesmere Port, which Stan attended, as the plaque was unveiled to honour former Wolves captain and the club’s greatest ever manager, who masterminded all three of the top-flight championships as well as two FA Cups.
Other special guests included Stan’s son Andrew, outgoing PFA chief Gordon Taylor OBE, Wolves director John Gough and Ellesmere Port mayor, Councillor Lisa Denson.
Pupils Charlotte O’Toole and Logan McLoughlin helped pull the curtain down to reveal the blue PFA plaque next to the entrance to the school building.
Students had also produced an exhibition looking back at Stan’s career, which John described as ‘absolutely magnificent’.
“In Wolverhampton Stan is remembered with pride and affection,” he added.
“He is a hero and his record is unsurpassable.”
Football writer Mark Metcalf had worked with the PFA on the project to honour Stan.
Darryl Pickering, headteacher at Cambridge Road Primary School, added: “We are so proud that we can say Stan Cullis came to this school. It’s an honour to have a plaque put on our school building.”