Doyle enjoyed a highly successful spell with the club, scoring 32 goals in over 550 games for City and won five England caps.
He won the old Division One title, the FA Cup, the European Cup winners' Cup and the League Cup twice - scoring in the 1970final and captaining them to glory in 1976.
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After leaving City in 1978, he had short spells at Stoke, Bolton and Rochdale before becoming a rep for sports equipment company Slazenger.
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Dennis Tueart, who scored the winning goal for City in the 1976 final, told Sky Sports News: 'It was a great shock this morning - I didn't know he was ill.
'Asa Hartford, another one of my colleagues in the 1976 team, texted me to give me the news and it is very sad.
'Mike was a born winner. He had two periods really as a great player for Manchester City.
'He was one of the younger players in the Joe Mercer-Malcolm Allison era, but when I came in 1974 he then became my captain and there was no question, he was a fantastic leader on the field.
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'The one thing Mike wanted to do was win games for Manchester City.
'At the end of the game when the final whistle went he went straight across to the Manchester City supporters to acknowledge their support and (it showed) the feeling he had for the club.
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Source: Daily Mail
Source: Daily Mail