In association footballing terms, a caretaker manager is somebody who takes temporary charge of the management of a football club when the regular manager is dismissed, or leaves for a different club. However, a caretaker may be appointed if the regular manager is suspended, ill or unable to attend to their usual duties. Caretaker managers are appointed at short notice from within the club the assistant manager, a senior coach, or an experienced player. In other sports, the term "interim manager" is more used. Caretaker managers in Eastern Europe are head coaches that carry prefix title performing duties or sometimes temporary performing duties; these managers do not have a required license to be full. Famous examples include long-standing Arsenal assistant manager Stewart Houston, who stepped in after George Graham was abruptly sacked in the middle of the 1994–95 season and guided the club to the 1995 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Tony Barton was appointed manager of Aston Villa after the departure of Ron Saunders and led the club to win the 1982 European Cup after only three months in charge.
Club Director Trevor Brooking was appointed as caretaker manager of West Ham United following Glenn Roeder's illness at the end of the 2002–03 season again following his dismissal early in the 2003–04 season. If a caretaker proves to be successful during their spell in charge, they are sometimes given the manager's job permanently. Glenn Roeder was appointed permanent manager of Newcastle United after having taken over as caretaker following Graeme Souness' dismissal in 2006; this occurred when Ricky Sbragia got the Sunderland job permanently after Roy Keane's resignation in November 2008 but he resigned himself at the end of the season 2008–09. This happened in the 2010–11 Premier League. After an impressive run of results, which saw Liverpool rise to 6th on the table, Dalglish was appointed the permanent manager of Liverpool, on a three-year contract. In the 2018–19 Premier League. After an impressive run of results, which saw Manchester United rise to 4th on the table and qualified for UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Solskjær was appointed as permanent manager of Manchester United on 28 March 2019, on a three-year contract.
In Norway, a notable example occurred in 2006 when Rosenborg BK coach Per-Mathias Høgmo announced he was taking a leave of absence in mid-season, citing health concerns. At the time, Rosenborg were ten points behind leaders SK Brann, his assistant Knut Tørum was appointed on an interim basis, proceeded to lead Rosenborg to a furious comeback, clinching the league title with one match to spare. Høgmo announced his resignation two days after Rosenborg clinched, Tørum was named permanent coach after the season. In Spain, On 30 October 2018, Julen Lopetegui was sacked as Real Madrid coach after poor results, with the appointment of Santiago Solari as caretaker coach. After 14 days, Solari give a permanent contract because in Spain no club was allowed to have a caretaker for more than two weeks, he was sacked and replaced by former teammate Zinedine Zidane for the second times. On the other hand, Tony Parkes was named caretaker manager of Blackburn Rovers on six separate occasions between 1986 and 2004, without being given the role in a permanent capacity.
He is still yet to be given a permanent managerial role. In November 2007, Sandy Stewart led St Johnstone to victory in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup in his only game in charge as caretaker manager. In the 2007–08 season, Cevat Güler won Süper Lig as Galatasaray's caretaker manager, he was in charge for the last five matches of the season due to Karl Heinz Feldkamp's resignation. In the 2007 Hazfi Cup final, Sepahan's head coach, Luka Bonačić had travelled to his country, Croatia for personal reasons and was unavailable to manage the team in the second leg. Mansour Ebrahimzadeh, assistant to Bonačić served as caretaker manager for that match. Sepahan won the title. Guus Hiddink was caretaker manager of Chelsea in 2009, leading his team to the UEFA Champions League semi-final, where they shut out FC Barcelona at Camp Nou and tied them back at Stamford Bridge; the latter was said as a controversial game in decisions made by the referee Tom Henning Øvrebø. Chelsea would eliminated on away goals.
He finished off his tenure with the team. The club was reported happy to have Hiddink as manager on a temporary basis. Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League and FA Cup as caretaker manager of Chelsea in 2012, leading to him being appointed permanent manager on a two-year contract, he was sacked a few months into the new season, being replaced by another caretaker manager, Rafael Benítez, who led his team to victory in the Europa League, as well as guiding the team to a third-place finish in the league, thus ensuring direct qualification for next year's Champions League. Benítez was not offered a contract as permanent manager, instead being replaced by José Mourinho who went back to Chelsea for a second term. Head coach
John Bond (footballer)
John Frederick Bond was an English professional football player and manager. He played from 1950 until 1966 for West Ham United, making 444 appearances in all competitions and scoring 37 goals, he was a member of the West Ham side which won the 1957 -- the 1964 FA Cup. He played for Torquay United until 1969, he managed seven different Football League clubs, was the manager of the Norwich City side which made the 1975 Football League Cup Final and the Manchester City side which made the 1981 FA Cup Final. He is the father of a former footballer and coach. Bond was born in Essex, he played for North-East Essex Schools and Essex Army cadets before joining West Ham United in March 1950 from Colchester Casuals, his league debut coming two seasons in a 2–1 away win against Coventry City. Bond had been spotted playing by West Ham assistant-manager Ted Fenton when he was manager with Colchester United, he had convinced manager Charlie Paynter to offer Bond a contract and Bond turned professional in March 1950.
His ability as a goal-scoring right-back soon resulted in him gaining a regular place in the Hammers side, his partnership with Noel Cantwell proving useful. As West Ham won the Second Division title in 1957–58, Bond missed only one game, scored eight goals. At this time he was selected for the England'A' side. A popular favourite of the fans at Upton Park, he was referred to as'Muffin' because of his ability to kick like a mule. In 1959, he was tried as a centre forward, scoring twice in one game against Bolton Wanderers and a hat-trick against Chelsea in February 1960. By 1963, Bond was in competition for the right-back position with Joe Kirkup, but was picked for the 1964 FA Cup Final win at Wembley towards the end of his Upton Park career, but missed out on the European Cup Winners' Cup Final victory the following season, despite playing four times in the earlier rounds of the competition, he played his final match for the club on 17 April 1965, a 1–0 away defeat to Leicester City. He played 381 league games for the Hammers.
In January 1966, Bond left to join Torquay United managed by his former West Ham teammate Frank O'Farrell, on a free transfer. He was unable to play due to a groin injury, he played 130 league games for the Gulls, scoring 12 goals, helped Torquay to promotion at the end of his first season. He retired in 1969, having opened a sweet shop in the Torre area of Torquay. Bond's coaching career began when he joined the staff at Gillingham, in May 1970 he replaced Freddie Cox as manager of Bournemouth, who were known by their original name of Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, he is credited with the change of club name to its current name of A. F. C. Bournemouth. Bond led the club to promotion as Fourth Division runners-up at the end of his first season, to promotion again the following season, as Bournemouth finished third in the Third Division, his son Kevin has managed Bournemouth. His successes at Bournemouth led to him being appointed Norwich City manager in November 1973, replacing Ron Saunders; this followed a period of negotiations between the two clubs, Norwich paying £10,000 in compensation for the acquisition of Bond and his chief coach Ken Brown.
Bond continued his successes at Norwich, signing players such as Martin Peters, Ted MacDougall and Phil Boyer. The end of the 1973–74 season saw Norwich relegated in last place, but the following season he guided them back to the top flight at the first attempt, to the League Cup Final, which they lost 1–0 to Aston Villa at Wembley, he managed to keep Norwich in the top flight, despite the financial constraints he was under, until resigning to manage Manchester City in October 1980, taking his assistants John Benson and John Sainty with him. City had made a poor start to the 1980–81 season when he took over, costing Malcolm Allison his job. Bond galvanised the side by signing experienced reinforcements to complement promising youngsters at the club, oversaw an upturn in results which saw City finish in a more respectable mid-table position, whilst the following season saw a 10th-place finish and was highlighted by a 3–1 win over Liverpool at Anfield; the end of his first season in charge at Maine Road saw Bond lead City out at Wembley for the FA Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur, a game they lost 3–2, made famous by Ricky Villa's goal.
Bond resigned from City with the side ninth in the table. Thereafter, under John Benson, City plummeted towards the relegation zone and were relegated on the final day. During their FA Cup run, Bond guided Manchester City to a 6–0 win over former club Norwich City at Maine Road in the fourth round. At the end of this thrilling game, Bond jumped from an upper tier of the stand into the players' tunnel, in order that he could offer his commiserations to son Kevin, playing for Norwich. An act which Danny Baker describes as "attempting a bit of James Bond" in the Match of the Eighties nostalgia TV show 16 years later. In June 1983, Bond took over at Burnley, newly relegated to Division Three and with high expectations of going straight back up, he brought in some of his previous players from Manchester City, selling players such as Trevor Steven, Lee Dixon and Brian Laws, the previous season's player of the year, who were all destined for greater things. He was not left in August 1984 after Burnley had finished 12th.
In December 1984 he was appointed manager of Swansea
Sven-Göran Eriksson is a Swedish football manager and former player. As a manager, Eriksson won eighteen trophies with a variety of league clubs in Sweden and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three countries, he managed the national teams of England, Mexico and the Ivory Coast, as well as two clubs in England. Eriksson has worked in ten countries: Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Ivory Coast, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines. Eriksson was raised in Torsby, both in Värmland, his father named Sven, was a bus conductor, his mother, worked in a textile store. He was nicknamed "Svennis" after his younger brother Lars-Erik's attempt to pronounce his name. Eriksson made his debut for Swedish football Division 4 team Torsby IF at the age of 16, he switched clubs to SK Sifhälla after moving to Säffle to study economics. In 1972, he joined Swedish football Division 2 team KB Karlskoga FF, where he worked as a physical education teacher in Örebro, he was influenced by Karlskoga's player-manager, Tord Grip, who favoured the English style of play that Bob Houghton and Roy Hodgson had brought to the country.
Eriksson retired from playing in 1975 at the age of 27, after giving up on his dream of playing professional football. Having retired as a player, Eriksson received an offer to become Tord Grip's assistant at Degerfors. A year Grip was appointed assistant manager of the Sweden national team, Eriksson became Degerfors' manager, his stint as manager lasted from 1 January 1977 to 31 December 1978. He led the team to the playoffs in 1977 and 1978, winning the latter and promotion to Swedish Football Division 2, his success with assistant manager Tom Chadney by his side attracted the attention of much larger clubs, Eriksson was appointed manager of IFK Göteborg on 1 January 1979. The move was such a surprise that many of the players had never heard of him, they finished second in the Allsvenskan and won the Svenska Cupen for the first time in the club's history, defeating Åtvidabergs FF 6–1 in the final. Although results had improved, the team's style did not make him popular, he put results ahead of flair, emphasised tactical awareness and work rate, he reined in the team's old cavalier style.
As a consequence, the average attendance fell by 3,000 to 13,320. Like Grip, he was influenced by Houghton and Hodgson and played a 4–4–2 with zonal marking and heavy pressing. Göteborg finished third in the 1980 season and second again in 1981; the following season, they won the treble. The team won the League and subsequent playoff, the Svenska Cupen, defeating Östers IF 3–2 in the final. Eriksson's international breakthrough came during the spring of 1982, when he led IFK Göteborg to the first UEFA Cup for a Swedish club, defeating Valencia in the quarter finals and 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the semi-finals. Awaiting them in the finals was Hamburger SV. At Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Göteborg managed to score a late deciding goal, took a 1–0 score with them to the away fixture, which they won 3–0, with it, the 1981–82 UEFA Cup by an aggregate score of 4–0, his club's success sparked interest in his skills from other clubs, leading him to leave IFK Göteborg in August 1982. Eriksson's European success led to him being recruited by Portuguese club Benfica, which he joined on 1 September 1982.
Eriksson's influence was immediate, winning the Primeira Divisão, the Taça de Portugal and finishing runners-up in the 1982–83 UEFA Cup to Anderlecht. After winning a second consecutive league title, Eriksson moved on to Italy, becoming manager of Roma. Eriksson joined Roma on 1 July 1984, he was not as successful at the Giallorossi as he had been before, but nonetheless still won a Coppa Italia with the club in 1986. Eriksson left the club on 6 May 1987. Eriksson was manager of Fiorentina from 1 July 1987. Eriksson's stint with the club was trophyless, he moved back to Benfica for a second stint in 1989. Eriksson led the Portuguese side to the final of the 1989–90 European Cup in 1990, another Primeira Divisão title in 1991. Eriksson left the club in June 1992. In July 1992, Eriksson returned to Italy to lead Sampdoria, where he managed to win another Coppa Italia in 1994, he left in June 1997. In December 1996, Eriksson agreed to leave Sampdoria at the end of the season, to manage Blackburn Rovers.
In February 1997, however, he went back on his word, opted to stay in Italy and become the new manager at Lazio, effective 1 July 1997. Eriksson stated family reasons for wanting to stay in Italy, Rovers would go on to appoint Roy Hodgson. Eriksson employed fellow Swede Tord Grip as his assistant. Eriksson found major success in Italy with Lazio when he won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Supercup in 1998 and 2000, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the Serie A title in 2000 – only the second time that the Roman club had won the Italian championship in their history. In January 2001, Eriksson became the first foreign manager to take charge of the England national team. Throughout his five-year reign, of the 67 matches played, England won 40 games and lost 10, he turned the team's fortunes around and they qualified top of Group 9 in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying. They qualified ahead of Germa
Howard Kendall was an English footballer and manager. Kendall joined Preston North End as an apprentice and stayed with the club when he turned professional, he was a runner-up in the 1964 FA Cup with Preston, at 17 years 345 days was the youngest player to play in a Wembley final. In 1967 he joined Everton, where he played in midfield with Alan Ball and Colin Harvey, the trio gaining the nickname "The Holy Trinity". With Everton, Kendall won the First Division title, the Charity Shield, was again an FA Cup runner-up, he became Everton captain for three years before being sold to Birmingham City in 1974. Kendall joined Stoke City in 1977, where he became a player-coach and helped the club achieve promotion from the Second Division. Kendall's managerial career began as a player-manager with Blackburn Rovers in 1979, he returned to Everton in 1981, again as a player-manager, but retired from playing after four games. With Everton he won two Football League titles, an FA Cup, three Charity Shields, the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup, as well as a league runners-up place and reached two further FA Cup finals and a League Cup final.
Frustrated by the ban from UEFA competitions imposed on English clubs, Kendall left to manage Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in 1987. He was sacked in 1989, but returned to management with Manchester City. After less than a year in Manchester he rejoined Everton but, after three middling seasons he resigned and spent a short time managing Greek side Xanthi. After a few months spent as manager of Notts County, Kendall joined Sheffield United, saving the club from relegation and taking them to the 1997 play-off final, he returned to Everton for third time as manager in August 1997, but left the club by mutual consent having only managed to avoid relegation on the final day of the season. His final managerial position was a four-month spell back in Greece, where he took charge of Ethnikos Piraeus and was sacked with the team at the bottom of the table. A member of the League Managers Association's "Hall of Fame", the English Football Hall of Fame, listed as an "Everton Giant", Kendall remains the last English manager to win a UEFA competition with an English club.
Born in Ryton, County Durham, Kendall joined Preston North End as an apprentice in 1961. He played in the 1964 FA Cup Final against West Ham United. At the time he was the youngest player to appear in a Wembley final, his place in the side coming due to the regular left-half Ian Davidson being suspended by the club for an unauthorised trip to Scotland, he was aged 17 years 345 days and was the youngest finalist since James Prinsep played for Clapham Rovers in the 1879 final aged 17 years 245 days. A defender, Kendall joined Everton for £85,000 in March 1967 where he was moved into midfield with Alan Ball and Colin Harvey, the trio gaining the nickname "The Holy Trinity", they were a major component of the Everton team that won the First Division title in the 1969–70 season. In the next three seasons, Kendall captained Everton as the side struggled to build on winning the league with a 17th-place finish in 1972–73, he was sold to Birmingham City in February 1974 and he spent four seasons at St Andrew's helping Birmingham survive in the First Division.
Kendall joined Stoke City in August 1977 for a fee of £40,000. Stoke under the management of George Eastham had the task of regaining their place in the top flight following relegation; however poor results in early part of the 1977–78 season saw Eastham sacked and replaced by Alan Durban in February 1978. One of the first things Durban did was appoint Kendall as player-coach and he thrived in the role and his performances earned him the club's inaugural player of the year award. Durban built the team around Kendall for the 1978–79 season as Stoke finished in third-place gaining promotion back to the First Division. However, despite Durban wanting Kendall to play for him in the First Division Kendall decided to join Third Division Blackburn Rovers as player-manager, he was assigned as player-manager at Blackburn Rovers for two years, helping them win promotion back up to the second division in 1980 and narrowly missing out on promotion to the top tier in 1981. Kendall returned to Everton in May 1981 to play a handful of games, again as player-manager, prior to retiring in December 1981.
Kendall never played for England at senior level despite being included in several squads, but won caps at Schoolboy and Under-23 level, captaining the England Youth side to victory in the 1964 Little World Cup Final. In June 1979 Kendall was appointed player-manager of Blackburn Rovers and took the team into the Second Division in the 1979–80 season. In May 1981 Kendall returned to Everton as player-manager, in the hope of restoring the club to its former glory, although he only played four games before retiring as a player, he struggled and was on the verge of being sacked in January 1984 when results began to pick up with Everton reaching the League Cup final and winning the FA Cup at the end of the season. In the 1984–85 season, Everton won the League Championship, finishing 13 points clear of runners-up Liverpool, the European Cup-Winners' Cup, defeating Austrian side Rapid Vienna, reached the final of the FA Cup. Everton narrowly failed to win both the League and the FA Cup in 1985–86 – second in both to Liverpool – but in 1986–87 won the League again, nine points clear of Liverpool, as the Merseyside clubs continued their stranglehold on the English game.
During his first spell at Goodison Park, he built an entirely new team which proved itself as one of the finest of the whole decade. He brought in younger players su
Eric Fred Brook was an English footballer who played in the outside left position. Brook was an England international, he was a muscular player with'one of the fiercest shots in pre-war football' and was a good penalty taker. Brook is regarded as one of Manchester City's and England's greatest players, he has been described'as a brilliant roving forward for Manchester City and England' and'one of the great names of British football'. Brook was born in the Yorkshire town of Mexborough in 1907. After playing amateur football for Wath Athletic F. C. Brook began his professional football career with nearby Barnsley, playing in the outside left position. Brook has been described as an'unorthodox' outside left'with a licence to roam'. Brook treated the left wing as'a home to look in on'. Brook could play anywhere on the pitch, including in goal, he replaced an injured goalkeeper on at least three occasions over the course of his career. One such game in which he played in goal was; the City goalkeeper Frank Swift claimed that'before helping to tuck the blankets over me Brookie had pulled my jersey off-about two sizes too big for him- and was ready to keep goal'.
Brook scored 18 goals. His performances provoked interest from teams in the First Division. In 1928 Brook and teammate Fred Tilson were transferred to Manchester City for a combined fee of £6,000, the pair making their debuts on 17 March against Grimsby Town. Brook and Tilson joined a strong forward line at the club that included three England internationals in Tommy Johnson, Billy Austin and Frank Roberts; the team included the England international centre half Sam Cowan and the Scotland captain Jimmy McMullan. Brook scored his first goal for his new team in a 5–3 victory against Clapton Orient. Frank Roberts scored a hat trick in this game. In his first season for Manchester City Brook played 12 times and scored two goals helping the team to earn promotion to the First Division. In the 1928 -- 29 football season he scored 14 times, his teammate, Tommy Johnson, scored a club record of 38 league goals that season. Brook's'workmanlike' club form earned him a call up to the England team in 1929 and he made his first appearance for his nation against Ireland.
Brook went on to play for England a total of scoring 10 goals. He faced competition from Arsenal's Cliff Bastin. However, the versatility of both players meant that they played together for England with Bastin playing in the inside left position. Despite the rivalry and Bastin were in the latter's words'always the greatest of friends'; the only players to have scored more goals for England, prior to the second world war, who did not play in the centre forward or inside forward positions were Cliff Bastin and Charles Bambridge. Only twelve players in total scored more goals for England than Brook prior to the war. In addition to playing for England, Brook competed in trial matches for the Rest of England against the national team. In the 1929–30 football season Brook helped Manchester City to third in the league; the City team had been strengthened by the acquisition of the outside right Ernie Toseland and the wing half Matt Busby. In the 1930–31 football season City bought the prolific Scottish centre forward Dave Halliday from Arsenal as a replacement for Tommy Johnson.
Despite this Brook was the club's top scorer that season with 16 goals, was the club's top scorer in 1935–36. He played in the centre forward position for his club, roaming the pitch, which drew comparisons with Don Revie and Nándor Hidegkuti in this position.. In the 1931–32 season the City team, which now included the Scottish centre forward Alec Herd, managed to reach the semi-final of the FA Cup but were defeated by Arsenal by 1–0 with a goal from Brook's England teammate Cliff Bastin. Brook had scored a brace in a 6–1 demolition of Brentford in the fourth round of that year's competition. Greater success for Manchester City in the FA Cup would follow in subsequent seasons. Brook played in consecutive FA Cup finals in the mid-1930s, collecting a winners medal on the second occasion. In the 1933 FA Cup Final he was part of the Manchester City team, defeated three goals to nil by Everton, who were captained by his England teammate Dixie Dean; the Everton team included former City player Tommy Johnson.
Brook was in fine form in that year's competition, scoring two against Walsall in the fourth round and a hat-trick against Bolton Wanderers in the fifth round. In the semi-final against Derby County he set up two goals in a 3–2 victory. For the first goal, he'beat international full-back Cooper and centred for right winger Toseland to score from close range', he then'lobbed beautifully for Tilson to run between two defenders and head the second Brook was the first player to wear the number 12 shirt in an FA Cup final as Everton wore 1–11 and City wore 12–22. In the 1934 FA Cup Final Brook set up the winning goal, scored by his friend Fred Tilson, to earn City a 2–1 victory over Portsmouth. Brook had scored a'wonder goal' in front of a record crowd of 84,569 against Stoke City in the sixth round of that year's competition. According to Gary James,'many fans from the 1930s claimed it was the greatest City goal scored at Maine Road'; the FA Cup winning City team included goalkeeper Frank Swift and left half Jackie Bray, who would both emulate Brook by going on to appear for England.
In the 1934 British Home Championship, Brook scored in every one of England's matches. England came second that year to Wales. Brook scored once f
Paul Anthony Hart is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He is the assistant manager at Stoke City; the son of Johnny Hart, a football inside forward and manager, Hart had five-year spells with both Blackpool and Leeds United, played for Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, amongst others. He began his management career with Chesterfield in 1988, but left within three years and spent the following decade as a youth team coach for Leeds United and Nottingham Forest. In 2001, he returned to management with Nottingham Forest managing Barnsley, Rushden & Diamonds, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and most Swindon Town. In 2014, he joined the youth set-up at Notts County as their Acting Academy Manager, he made his Blackpool debut on 22 October 1973, two months after signing for the Seasiders, only made two more appearances that season. Though, he established himself as a regular first-teamer and, in 1976–77, when he scored six goals as Blackpool challenged for promotion, he was ever-present.
In March 1978, after making 143 league appearances, scoring fifteen goals in the process, Hart left relegation-bound Blackpool for Leeds United for £300,000, as a replacement for Gordon McQueen. Hart spent five years at Elland Road. In 1983 Hart signed for Nottingham Forest to replace Willie Young, where he played 87 games and scored three goals. Hart scored in the controversial 1983–84 UEFA Cup semi-final against Anderlecht, but the goal was ruled out for no apparent reason and Anderlecht subsequently admitted having bribed the official. A year Hart was sold to Sheffield Wednesday in May 1985. Hart had further spells at Birmingham City and Notts County before retiring from playing in 1988, having made 567 league appearances. After the spell at Notts County, Hart was appointed manager of Chesterfield in 1988. Joining the club when they were rooted to the bottom of the Third Division, he reorganised and revitalised the playing side of the club with assistant Chris McMenemy. Thanks to a number of notable number of home wins in the first three months of 1989 and a surprising 3–1 win at second place Sheffield United in early January, the team climbed out of the bottom four.
However, this proved to be only a temporary abatement of the club's problems at that time. Despite bringing great performances from striker Dave Waller, who equalled the club's record for goals in consecutive games – eight – Chesterfield were relegated in the penultimate game; the following season saw Chesterfield reach the play-off final at Wembley after spending the entire season in the top seven, underlying Hart's ability and promise as a young manager. The team was defeated 0 -- 1 by Cambridge United for. In February 1990, he gave 19-year-old Sean Dyche his Football League debut. Given no funds for squad improvement for the 1990–91 season and form were indifferent, he was sacked on New Year's Day, 1991. Hart moved into youth coaching firstly at Nottingham Forest, subsequently took charge of Leeds United's fledgling academy. Hart's proteges won the FA Youth Cup in 1993 and 1997 and formed the backbone of the Leeds side that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2000–01. With International players such as Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Ian Harte, Alan Smith, Gary Kelly, Paul Robinson, Matt Jones and Stephen McPhail.
Hart returned to take charge of Nottingham Forest's academy after a high-profile fall-out with Leeds manager George Graham over the promise of Jonathan Woodgate. Forest's Under-19 side became immensely successful winning the Under-19 title in 1999–2000; as the first team were faltering, the club spiralling further into debt, players such as David Prutton, Jermaine Jenas, Keith Foy, Chris Doig, David Freeman, Kevin Dawson, Gareth Williams, Richard Cooper and Gareth Edds were blooded, with a further line of players including Barry Roche, Andy Reid, Brian Cash, Eugen Bopp, John Thompson and Michael Dawson following subsequently. On 12 July 2001, Hart was promoted from Youth Academy Director to manager, succeeding David Platt, who had left the club to become the manager of the England under-21 team. After less than a month of his tenure, Hart made his entire squad available for transfer, after being informed he had to drastically reduce the wage bill to avoid the club going into financial ruin.
As a result, Hart lost several experienced and key players, notably Andy Johnson to West Bromwich Albion for £200,000, Alan Rogers to Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, Stern John to Birmingham City for £100,000. During the 2002–03 season, with the financial problems alleviated somewhat, having the benefit of a settled side, Hart guided the club to the First Division play-offs, losing 4–3 after extra-time and 5–4 on aggregate to Sheffield United in the semi-finals. Forest started the 2003–04 season well, but a run of 14 games without a win resulted in Hart being sacked after a 1–0 home defeat to Coventry City on 7 February 2004. Less than a month after being forced out of the City Ground, Hart accepted the offer of the manager's job at Second Division club Barnsley. However, he left the club a year after failing to mount a serious promotion challenge. In May 2006, Hart took over as manager of Rushden & Diamonds, following the departure of Barry Hunter. After an average start to the season, Diamonds embarked on an eight match winless run, leading to Hart leaving the club in October by mutual consent.
Hart joined Premier League club Portsmouth as Director of Youth Operations in 2007. He was asked to take over as caretaker manager for one game only following the sacking of Tony Adams o
Peter Doherty (footballer)
Peter Dermot Doherty was a Northern Ireland international footballer and manager who played for several clubs, including Manchester City and Doncaster Rovers. An inside left, he was one of the top players of his time, winning a league title with Manchester City, an F. A. Cup final with Derby County in which he scored, gained 16 caps for Ireland, his career saw him as the central figure as player and manager during Doncaster Rovers most successful era. At the same time he managed Northern Ireland, leading them to their most successful achievement reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1958, he was in the first group of 22 players to be inducted into the English Football Players Hall of Fame. Born in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Doherty began his career with Glentoran in the Irish League. After helping Glentoran to the 1933 Irish Cup, early in the 1933–34 season Doherty joined English club Blackpool, at the age of 19, he joined Manchester City on 19 February 1936 for a then-club record of £10,000.
Blackpool needed the money urgently, Doherty was summoned from his lunch to report to Bloomfield Road. The Irishman tried hard to persuade Blackpool directors that he did not wish to leave the club, for he was due to marry a local girl and had just bought a new house in the town; the fee was an exceptionally high transfer fee for the period. Doherty's Manchester City debut, against Preston North End, was not a successful one. Man-marked by Bill Shankly throughout, he failed to make an impact, leading to one catcall from the crowd of "Ten thousand pounds? More like ten thousand cigarette cards". Doherty described the remainder of his first Manchester City season as "uneventful", but his second was to be anything but. Manchester City started the 1936–37 season poorly, were in the bottom half of the table until December. Occasional big wins, including a 6–2 defeat of West Bromwich Albion and a 4–1 defeat of Everton, were mixed with extended barren runs. However, Doherty was scoring goals regularly.
A goal in a 5–3 Christmas day loss to Grimsby Town was his twelfth of the season. Christmas proved to be a turning point for the club, as a win against Middlesbrough the following day was the start of a long unbeaten run. By April, Manchester City were second in the table, faced a fixture against Arsenal, league leaders and the dominant club of the period. Doherty scored the first goal in a 2–0 win, City reached the top of the table; the unbeaten run continued until the end of the season, City secured their first league championship with a 4–1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Doherty, with 30 league goals, was the club's leading scorer, helped by a run of eleven goals in seven games as the season drew to a close. Doherty scored 79 goals in 130 appearances during his time at Maine Road. During the Second World War years of 1939–1945, Doherty served in the RAF, he remained registered as a Manchester City player, scoring 60 goals in 89 wartime matches, though wartime games are not included in official records.
He guested for numerous clubs across the country: Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Brentford, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and Walsall. During a guest appearance for Port Vale in 1945, he famously went to take a penalty but instead of shooting he laid it off to a team mate who scored. After the conclusion of the war, he transferred to Derby County, with whom he won the FA Cup, scoring a goal in the final itself. In December 1946, Doherty moved to Huddersfield Town for a fee of over £9,000 after requesting a transfer. Doherty was unhappy with the directors who opposed his plan to secure his future by taking over the Arboretum Hotel and an earlier dispute over FA Cup Final tickets. At Huddersfield Town he scored 33 goals in 83 league appearances. In his autobiography, Len Shackleton wrote of Doherty: "Peter Doherty was the genius among geniuses. Possessor of the most baffling body swerve in football, able to perform all the tricks with the ball, owning a shot like the kick of a mule, with all this, having such tremendous enthusiasm for the game that he would work like a horse for ninety minutes.
That was pipe-smoking Peter Doherty, the Irish redhead who, I am convinced, had enough football skill to stroll through a game smoking that pipe-and still make the other twenty-one players appear second-raters. But of course Peter never strolled through anything, his energy had to be seen to be appreciated." He made his final move to Doncaster in 1949. He became manager of Northern Ireland, for whom he had 16 caps as a player, he led the country to the 1958 World Cup. He managed Bristol City, his coaching techniques were revolutionary at the time. He emphasised ball practice and instead of endless laps of the pitch, Doherty suggested volley-ball, "to promote jumping and judgement". Life saw him become a scout for Liverpool, helping to unearth such talents as Kevin Keegan. Doherty won a league championship medal with Manchester City in 1937 and a cup winner's medal with Derby in the 1946 FA Cup Final, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Following his death in 1990, there is a plaque to mark his birthplace in Magherafelt.
It can be found at. Source: Calley, Roy. Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X. Peter Doherty at Soccerbase