Glenn Roeder's daughter is raising funds in his honour after the former Watford defender and manager died last month of a brain tumour at the age of 65.

Roeder managed the Hornets from 1993 to 1996 having made 86 league and cup appearances for the club between 1989 and 1991.

A number of tributes were paid to the former player and coach following his death, with former Watford striker Kevin Phillips labelling him a "big inspiration".

The Hornets had a minutes applause in honour of Roeder, who was also highly thought of at Gillingham, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City, before their game against Wycombe Wanderers last week.

Picture: Action Images

Picture: Action Images

Roeder's daughter Holly has since revealed that she is raising money in honour of her father, all of which will be donated to the Brain Tumour Charity.

In a post on Twitter, she said: "Our special Dad went through so much in the past 18 years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour - in his memory he would be so thrilled to be raising money to help the research to find a cure."

So far £5,105 has been raised via the crowdfunding site, which details Roeder's history with the illness since 2003.

It reads: "On 21 April 2003 our father, Glenn Roeder, collapsed after a football game at Upton Park and was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumour.

For the past 17+ years, the care Dad received was outstanding and we are so thankful for the way in which modern medicine was able to extend his life.

During these years he was able to continue working within the game he loved, managing his beloved Newcastle Utd, Norwich City and undertake other advisory roles.

Above all, Dad loved being with his family. He enjoyed numerous family occasions with his wife and children, especially birthdays, wedding celebrations and the arrival of his two Grandsons, Arthur and Ernest.

In recognition of the wonderful efforts of all the health care professionals involved in Glenn’s care, we are honoured to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity in his memory.

We are so very grateful for the widespread tributes received in recent weeks. We hope that these and your donations will raise awareness, fund further research and provide support to others affected by brain tumours."

Anybody interested in contributing to Holly's fund can do so here.