Hardy leads the tributes to former Notts County chairman

Last updated : 27 May 2017 By Nottingham Post

Notts County and their fans have paid tribute to former chairman Derek Pavis after it was announced he had passed away on Saturday evening at the Queen's Medical Centre following illness.

Current chairman Alan Hardy confirmed the sad news via Twitter on Saturday morning - with the club revealing he had died peacefully with his family at his side.

Pavis, 87, has the west stand at Meadow Lane named in his honour, guided Notts through their most successful period in their recent history and helped shape the stadium into the modern arena it is today before stepping aside after 13 years at the helm at the age of 70.

Hardy said: “Very, very sad to hear the passing of the great Derek Pavis. A wonderful man and a tremendous servant of Notts County Football Club."

The Magpies owner went on to add: “Left wondering that I can only aspire to be close to the wonderful man that was Derek Pavis. A visionary and outstanding leader and chairman."

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