Family, former teammates and friends have all paid tribute on social media to Academy Manager and club legend Alan McLoughlin following the tragic news of his passing on Tuesday.
My whole heart, my best friend, my hero— MK (@McloughlinMeg) May 4, 2021
I’m so so sorry. I would die a thousand times if it meant you didn’t have to.
I’m so proud of you, and i’m so blessed to be your daughter. I will always love you more than anything.
Your baby girl 💔 pic.twitter.com/Dv6zDFumxR
Our hero 💔❤️ my dad. I will love you forever x pic.twitter.com/Y09k7PIOYs— Abby Mcloughlin (@AbbyMcloughlin) May 5, 2021
Terribly saddened by this. Great fella. Loved bumping into him at the County Ground and talking football. Thinking of his family. https://t.co/TNuR2Rzamd— Sam Parkin (@sammyparkin_) May 4, 2021
Rest in peace Macca, you gave me a chance and believed in me when I needed it most on more than one occasion! Thank you— phil smith (@smudgeegghead) May 4, 2021
Very very sad to hear the news of Macca passing away. He was a wonderful player, so easy to coach. In fact, it was a privilege to do it. Wonderful memories shared, specially at Wembley. RIP Macca. My thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. https://t.co/3nYmUYoaax— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) May 4, 2021
Heartbreaking news, deepest condolences to his family! You will be missed greatly but never forgotten! https://t.co/nCSwNjEexY— Steve Mildenhall (@Mildy_13) May 4, 2021
One of the best about, not just a coach, an educator! About life, about careers and about many other things! A massive role model for me and always will be, you will be sadly missed Mac ❤️RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8P2k4V3t66— Luke Haines (@LukeHaines9) May 5, 2021
Heartbroken 💔 What an incredible man that will be missed by so many, RIP Macca you’ll forever be in our memories. ❤️💫 https://t.co/9HAEjs6jaP— Ellis Iandolo (@ellis_iandolo) May 4, 2021
RIP Macca, you taught me so much about life and football, and always believed in me and so many others. You will be missed 💔 https://t.co/rLfGuceQmo— Archie Matthews (@Matthews4Archie) May 4, 2021
Heartbroken. A coach who believed in me, and a man who just loved football💔— Anthony Cheshire (@AnthonyCheshir2) May 4, 2021
RIP Macca, great coach and a great person, wouldn't be in my position without your help, thank you for everything❤️ https://t.co/kbZKRXgawR— massimo giamattei (@massimo9117) May 4, 2021
Rest in peace gaffer! Taught me many life lessons and turned me into who I am today❤️ thank you for giving me the opportunity when nobody else believed in me🕊 forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/wJdrAxRvUA— Sol (@solpryce2) May 5, 2021
All of my thoughts and love are with the family and friends of Alan McLoughlin.— #LSPOD (@LoathedStranger) May 4, 2021
RIP Macca you were truly great to me over the last 2 & 1/2 years, Thank you for every chat we had I loved every minute of them Xxxx https://t.co/FjGlC1I2vt— Noel Hunt (@Noelhunt20) May 4, 2021
Absolutely devastating. What an absolute Gent of a guy, saw him around regularly and was genuine, unassuming and bloody brilliant company.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 4, 2021
Sending much love to his family and friends. Absolutely gutting news. https://t.co/s5zbz5SO9H
This is such sad news. Club legend who worked so hard behind the scenes and had a positive influence on everyone. Most importantly what a fantastic family man. RIP Macca ♥️⚽️ https://t.co/DnDEzrQ4kd— Johnny Goddard (@johnnygoddard01) May 4, 2021
Such sad news— Dean Thornton (@DMTkeepers) May 4, 2021
A fantastic man that helped me settle in during my time at Swindon.
A man that really wanted to help players develop and fulfil their potential.
RIP Macca my thoughts are with your family 💙@Official_STFC @AcademySTFC https://t.co/hC0U627WIw
Macca what a legend. RIP ❤️ https://t.co/9xc9S6Zxo5— 🍪 (@MrReiceCook) May 4, 2021
A truly brilliant man, Who taught me so much.— Jack Deaman (@JackDeaman) May 4, 2021
It was a privilege to have known and worked alongside Mac, a legend on and off the pitch. Thoughts go out to his family.
Rest in peace Mac 🙏 https://t.co/UvYLy5Lcuy
Absolutely gutted, thankyou for everything Macca ❤️ https://t.co/BS0O5g9RLq— Jordan Young (@Jyoung897) May 4, 2021
Rip macca what a top bloke!😢 true Swindon town legend ❤️ https://t.co/CLF6K07zIc— Jonah Isaacs (@jonah_isaacs) May 4, 2021
Just been sent this pic. Some great times with this man. Taken far too soon. Thinking of Deb and the girls. Rest in peace son.x pic.twitter.com/Xz6puWaa4b— Paul 'Oggie' Hunt (@Oggie10) May 5, 2021