29/11/2011

Gary Speed 'Not Depressed', Says Agent

Gary Speed, Wales football manager, who apparently committed suicide at his home over the weekend was not "depressed" nor was it a reaction to a fight with his wife, so says his agent.

The retired midfield player was found hanged at his home in Cheshire on Sunday morning and his death was then confirmed by police later that afternoon.

Hayden Evans, who was the best man at the couple’s wedding and acted as Speed’s agent, told the Sun that the football manager's wife Louise was bewildered and baffled by his apparent suicide.

"Mr Evans said Speed's wife had told him the couple had not argued in the hours before his death."

"Louise is saying that's not the case. She just doesn't understand it," he told The Sun.

The tabloid went on to Quote Mr Evans saying: "The couple were happily married and anyone who knows them will tell you that. This is why it's a mystery.

"We genuinely at the moment have no clue whatsoever what has caused it and I have been with the family all day."

He added: "Everybody is asking the same question and no one has an answer. We are all in shock."

Tributes have flooded in for the football manager and former player from the public and sports personalities.

An inquest into the death of the former Leeds United, Everton and Newcastle United midfielder is due to open today.

(LB)

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