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Tributes also flooded in from the Spanish Euro 2012 squad for Manolo Preciado, who died on Wednesday evening just hours after becoming the manager of Villarreal

It’s been a sad day in the world of football with Jermain Defoe leaving the England squad in Poland following the death of his father.

The game is also mourning the passing of Manolo Preciado who died on Wednesday evening just hours after becoming the manager of Villarreal.

Below are just some of the tributes that can be found on Twitter...

"Condolences to Jermain Defoe and his family on the sad loss of his father."

Former England and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker.

"Jd me and the family thinking about u bro! Stay strong #love"

Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

"Thoughts are with my friend Jermaine Defoe and his family R.I.P Jimmy Defoe"

Tottenham midfielder and Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart.

"Thoughts are with JD at this tough time for himself and his family. Stay strong bro"

Tottenhm midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

"I can't believe the bad news i just woke up with. Hugs for the family of Manolo Preciado. RIP my friend."

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

"A strong hug to the family of Manolo Preciado. One of the greats of this sport is gone. Rest in peace"

Barcelona and Spain centre-back Gerard Pique.

"Football is mourning, I wake up and the first thing I hear is the news about Manolo Preciado. How unfair life is and what a great person that is gone"

Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos.

"Tragic news to start the day, I can't believe it! My condolences and a big hug to his close friends RIP Manolo Preciado. What a drama!"

Chelsea and Spain midfielder Juan Mata.