Former PE teacher Steve Walsh has been hailed a real unsung hero behind Leicester City’s astonishing Premier League championship.
He also helped sign Footballer of the Year Riyad Mahrez from the French second division.
Walsh, went to St Augustine’s School, Chorley.
One former school pal Frank Patterson, of Whittle-le-Woods, where Steve has a house, said: “It’s unbelievable what he’s done with Leicester.
“Everybody is amazed at what they’ve achieved. It’s a real fairytale.
“Chorley is really proud of him. Good luck to him.”
Walsh only played football at non-league level.
He spent 30 years teaching in Chorley.